UMass At The Fens?

Last year when ice was put down at Fenway Park a lot of UMass fans, as well as other local programs, were disappointed that only Boston College, Boston University, and two women’s Hockey East programs would get the chance to play in the grand old ballpark.  Well, Toot Cahoon told the Gazette that UMass was in fact scheduled to play there as part of the original plans surrounding the games.  Unfortunately, those plans changed and UMass and its fans lost the opportunity for a truly unique experience.  However, the Sox are exploring the possibility of creating a rink there again next winter and Cahoon is hoping the state university will be part of it this time.  I’m sure the same can be said for the UMass fans out there. has an excellent story on Jon Quick and all he’s already been through in his short career.

I came across this interesting blog post about a Wisconsin fan who recently completed his quest to visit every college hockey arena with a trip to Tsongas this past season.  He even made it to the rinks for a few teams which no longer exist.  I share this same desire to get to every college hockey barn.  This past season I was able to make it to Brown’s Meehan Auditorium which brought my total to 26 of the 58 rinks.  With UMass only playing at places I’ve already been next year (aside from the trip to Estero, home of the minor league Everblades) I have my sights set on trying to get to Sacred Heart’s Milford Ice Arena, which will give me the achievement of visiting every rink in New England, as well as getting to Colgate and Princeton, which are the last of the ECAC rinks I need to get to.  To see all the different college  and other hockey arenas I’ve visited on my quest, check out the About page.

I hope everyone enjoys watching tonight’s National Championship game.  FTT is officially cheering for the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs to win it all.  Go UMD!

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