Post by longsuffering on Dec 1, 2018 20:52:03 GMT -5
For many recent years the Women's Hockey Team, with it's consistent winning record, was a lonely lantern in the Spire. They competed fairly against other small New England schools with similar restrictions and without scholarships. The program succeeded on a level skating surface then with good coaching and positive recruiting. This victory is a sign they are working hard to compete on a level skating surface in Division One also. HC Women's Hockey is now competing at the top level of their sport. Hockey East is not a Division 1-AA or Mid-Major equivalent. Congratulations.
Well put, long-suffering. The players comments in the post-game interviews were great to hear. This is a group of athletes who had a realistic view of what this step up would mean and they seem eager to meet that challenge! Congratulations again to them.
Post by longsuffering on Dec 2, 2018 12:45:00 GMT -5
I was going to quote Winston Churchill and say our Men's Hockey Team's performance is "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." But perhaps it isn't that mysterious. Holy Cross must have one of the smallest student to varsity sport ratio in all of Division One. B.U. has dropped both football and baseball to emphasize hockey. HC admirably continues to support all three programs. So, there are challenges at HC, but we should be able to compete better than this in Atlantic Hockey.
Our women’s team winning one game is going to convince the HE members that our 1-10-2 men’s team can compete in HE?
in a small way it does.
Shows a willingness to invest in the program and compete.
I guess but, if there is a decision pending and it’s going to be based on whether someone thinks our men’s team can compete in Hockey East, I think we’re screwed based on where the men’s team is at the moment.