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theprofromdover
06-11-2015, 11:54 AM
1966 at McHugh Forum.

Agganis113c
06-11-2015, 01:29 PM
My first would have been at RPI Field house in the late 60's. Probably a JV game with free entry and all the game pucks we could run down.

tape
06-11-2015, 01:32 PM
Opening night at the Tsongas Arena, January 1998.

FreshFish
06-11-2015, 03:44 PM
:o The first college hockey game I went to, it was more to see a family member play in America's Pep Band than to see the game itself, in Hamden 2009 to watch the visiting team. The game however was far better than I expected and I became hooked (no 2 minute penalty though) and I've been to quite a few since then.

PcFriars13
06-11-2015, 06:08 PM
My first game was UMaine at the Cumberland County Civic Center. I don't know the year or the opponent, but it was in between 1999 and 2005.

Happy
06-11-2015, 06:22 PM
Gophers vs Mankato just after Mankato joined the WCHA.. No one else at work wanted those tickets.

Waite21
06-11-2015, 08:14 PM
My first would have been at RPI Field house in the late 60's. Probably a JV game with free entry and all the game pucks we could run down.

In the late 60's, when freshmen were not eligible to play on varsity teams, RPI had freshman teams, rather than JV teams.

Although I remember that there was at least one year when the freshman team had to use an upperclassman as its goalie, because the only goalie who had been recruited that year left school before the hockey season started.

Ralph Baer
06-11-2015, 11:52 PM
In the late 60's, when freshmen were not eligible to play on varsity teams, RPI had freshman teams, rather than JV teams.

Although I remember that there was at least one year when the freshman team had to use an upperclassman as its goalie, because the only goalie who had been recruited that year left school before the hockey season started.

You are probably referring to Bill van Leeuven. He was an upper classman on the freshman team more than one year.

irishstate
06-12-2015, 02:22 AM
It would have been 10/12/13 - Western Michigan at Notre Dame. My girlfriend, now fiancée, took me and now I love college hockey. Went to numerous games that year and last year. She was happy I liked it, but now I'm more addicted than she is. Irish won 4-0 I believe.

Second game was the following weekend with Michigan Tech visiting Notre Dame. ND won 7-4 and I've hated Tech with a passion ever since.

freego
06-15-2015, 07:21 AM
Thanksgiving day in 1960. Michigan State at St. Lawrence. My mother worked for the 4-H department and SLU would give them free tickets because the students were all out of town. State won by something like 8-5 and I was hooked. Still have season tickets.

RPI fan 4 life
06-15-2015, 07:49 AM
In the late 60's, when freshmen were not eligible to play on varsity teams, RPI had freshman teams, rather than JV teams.

Although I remember that there was at least one year when the freshman team had to use an upperclassman as its goalie, because the only goalie who had been recruited that year left school before the hockey season started.

And now this year's goalie leaves school before even becoming a freshman. But that's for another thread...
Anyway, my first game was January 1973 at RPI Field House against Middlebury as a birthday present from my brother. I was hooked 4Life but my brother never went to another game.

sshablak
06-15-2015, 08:37 AM
My first NCAA hockey game was RPI vs. UCONN in October of 2004.

What a newbie....explains a few things....lmaooo!!

SonofSouthie
06-15-2015, 09:14 AM
A good a time to finally jump in. My son and I went Feb. 21, 2014 BC 3 - UML 0. Got hooked. Went to 4 or 5 reg season games last year, went to the HE Championship game and the Frozen 4.

Sean Pickett
06-15-2015, 11:38 AM
What a newbie....explains a few things....lmaooo!!I wouldn't call a fan of ten years a newbie...on the other hand I just finished my 30th season of going to college games and I still consider myself a newcomer! :) Most of my friends from BU have been attending games for far longer, some only to the late sixties, but others back to the early fifties.

Sean

FlagDUDE08
06-15-2015, 12:20 PM
What a newbie....explains a few things....lmaooo!!

Like what? Growing up in the middle of nowhere at least 40 miles from a D-III college hockey rink, or a large disparagement in our ages?

Thiessen'sBetter
06-16-2015, 09:50 PM
Merrimack @ NU December 2006. I was a very casual hockey fan coming into college and then I saw a game live and I was hooked. I've missed very few NU home games since.

GoNanooks
06-18-2015, 01:54 AM
October 19, 2002. UAF hosted Ohio state at the Carlson Center which ended in a 1-1 tie.

LTsatch
06-18-2015, 11:57 AM
February 1, 1896. Yale vs. Johns Hopkins a 2-2 tie.

beaverhockeyfan
06-18-2015, 12:20 PM
UW-Superior at Bemidji State in 1990 (freshman year of college), BSU won, but I would have to go look up the score.

Sean Pickett
06-18-2015, 09:58 PM
February 1, 1896. Yale vs. Johns Hopkins a 2-2 tie.Sorry, but the title of this thread is "First College Hockey Game Attended," and I'm absolutely certain you did not attend that game.:p

Sean