“HOCKEYYYYYYYYY” -Direct Quote: Ashley

Let’s go Riverhawks! The Tsongas Arena has been buzzing with excitement since the beginning of the ’09-’10 hockey season. The Riverhawks were picked 2nd in the Hockey East pre-season poll. UMass Lowell Riverhawks are moving up in Hockey East with a current record of 4-2. The Riverhawks opened the season in Omaha, NE with a shut-out ‘W’ over St. Lawrence. The next game, vs. Nebraska-Omaha, the Riverhawks suffered a tough loss of 4-3. The team came back with a great home opener against Colgate with a win of 5 -3. On Oct. 23rd, the Tsongas Arena housed 4,404 fans! The increase in fans from 3,396 (in the ’07 –’08 season) to 4,404 for the ’09-’10 season home opener is setting a new record that is sure to continue as fans flood to the Tsongas to cheer on the Riverhawks! The next home game which was held on the 24th of October was a rematch of the 2008-09 Hockey East Semi-Finals between UMass Lowell and Northeastern. The game was taken by the Riverhawks to upset the Huskies by 3-1. On October 30th, the big rivalry was set up at the Tsongas Arena. The intense game went into overtime and the Riverhawks suffered a disappointing 5-4 loss to Boston University. The next day, the Riverhawks traveled to Boston and evened out the score when they beat the Boston Terriers on their own ice by 3-2. As you can see, this hockey season for the UMass Lowell Riverhawks has been extremely exciting on the ice. And for fans, it’s not only the team that keeps them coming back. At every home game for the Riverhawks, the Tsongas Arena has plenty to offer its’ fans. Every home game is set with ‘Lobby Entertainment’, which have included the One-Man Band and the Living Gargoyle Statue. The entertainment this season varies from musical entertainment, art pieces, and children’s activities. Another exciting promotion happening at the Tsongas this season is the Riverhawks new `Season Ticket Raffle’ which will conclude on Saturday, March 6. Fans have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets at all home games to enter to win a pair of season tickets for the 2010-2011 season! Tickets for home games are free to students who bring their UMass Lowell I.D. card, so every student has the opportunity to watch our Riverhawks dominate on the ice! In addition, our Blue Fan Group on campus awards prizes and much more to the fans wearing their ‘Blue Fan Group’ shirts to campus events, sports games, and around campus! This sporting season is alive with Riverhawk spirit. We hope to “see you at the Tsongas!”