Had another day of watching good hockey at the classic. The first game was played at the Whittemore Arena on the university of New Hampshire campus. What a great place to watch a game. The game between the Chicago Mission and the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers was a good game with the Mission coming out on top. The best part was I was able to get a few tickets to the UNH v Northeastern DI game tonight and that was a blast to watch. UNH won the game 4-2, but it was pretty hectic down the stretch with NU fighting hard late in the game.
What a joy to watch the Tier I AAA teams and then spend the evening watching high level DI hockey. All the players work so hard every shift, they never seem to let down. The building was full, not sure how many it holds but I would estimate 5,000 to 7,000? I love the college atmosphere. The entire section behind the UNH net was filled with students wearing their hockey jerseys and the band playing music during the game. The fans really get into the game and make it a special experience.Whenever I watch college hockey in that type of setting I have to remind myself that these are students not professional hockey players. They are the same kids that have been playing the game since youth and most are on their last years of playing at the competitive level and they really play hard.
Tomorrow night UNH plays Maine and if I can get lucky again I will try for some tickets to that game as well.