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RIT Hockey Wins AHA Championships!

Emily Okey on Saturday, 20 March 2010. Posted in Athletics

The RIT men's hockey team took on Sacred Heart for the Atlantic Hockey Championship game! This was a huge game because they have always lost in the semi final game the night before. This time, however, was different. Much different. They beat Canisus last night in a shut out 4-0 and advanced to the final game (which was tonight) and won 6-1!!

We went all out and did a tailgate in the parking lot about 3 hours before the doors even opened for the game. It was pretty chilly but we were so pumped for the game it didn't really matter. Everyone was blasting our usual pre-game pump up music which most importantly includes Let It Rock.

The Tigers played really, really well and all of the fans were cheering VERY loudly! I sat in the corner crew like usual (corner crew= a huge group of students that wear all orange and cheer really obnoxiously and stand for the entire game). During the last 5 minutes of the 3rd period we ran through absolutely every cheer that existed since it would be the seniors last time.

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The win tonight means that they get an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament which they have never played in before! We're already talking about getting car rides together to head to the first game which will be next weekend.

Dr. Destler (RIT's president) even came to the game!
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Did anyone in the area get a chance to go to the game? If not, there is always next year!! I fully intend on buying season tickets again, it's so much fun and so worth it. Go Tigers!

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