Friday, March 13, 2009

Red Hot Hockey Returns

Following the resounding success that was Red Hot Hockey on November 24, 2007, I'm pleased to report that Cornell University and Boston University have booked a return engagement at Madison Square Garden for November 28, 2009.

Yesterday I was privileged to purchase pre-sale tickets to this special event. Tickets are on sale to the general public beginning today.

If you live in the New York area and you've never had the chance to see an NCAA hockey game, you should not pass up the opportunity to see two of the most storied programs, and current powers, go at it in front of 18,000+ fanatics. Last time it was truly remarkable to watch the thousands of current students and alumni from both institutions stream into the Garden on Thanksgiving weekend, armed with spirit that's normally associated with a Big Ten football rivalry.

Need an Islanders angle? Watch the program that produced Mike Iggulden (the defensive version—not the 5-points-in-4-games version) face off against the program that produced Freddy Meyer and Rick DiPietro (a little bit).

Past connections not good enough? You never know what will happen between now and then, but Islanders 2008 2nd round draft pick Corey Trivino should be in the lineup for the Terriers.

What's that? Matt Gilroy also plays for BU? What could that possibly have to do with the Islanders?

By the way, if you do decide to attend, try to get tickets in the Cornell section. It's the most fun you'll ever have at a hockey game outside of Lynah Rink.

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