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PcFriars13
11-04-2010, 06:28 PM
Alright, so somebody here at PC wrote an article about how embarrassed she was by the student section crowd because we were too "negative", "drunk" and "rowdy" because we screamed things like "sucks!" and "safety school!" against UMass. Before I write my response letter to the editor, I was wondering what some of your favorite traditions are at games. Like for example, at UMaine, they yell out "Loser" and "Big Deal" when the opposing starters are lined up. Any creative goal chants, anti-opposing team chants, etc would be helpful. Thanks!

(http://www.thecowl.com/commentary/freshman-finds-friar-fanatics-annoying-and-embarrasing-1.1746118 is the column for anyone interested)

bearsFan93
11-04-2010, 06:40 PM
Being from Orono, I need to start out by supporting Maine's traditions. These include the welcome and introduction given to the opposing teams starters (as you mentioned), the many sieve chants, the "hey buddy you're outta hear" chant, the naked fives celebrations, and my favorite tradition of all, winning.

NUMcNeely
11-04-2010, 06:44 PM
macho man

Erix_The_Red
11-04-2010, 08:00 PM
For Orono:
In additin to everything bearsfan said
Waiting in sub-zero temps for tickets, sometimes overnight.
The "You've Said it All" song
Free candy in the student section! Thanks, Jeff!
Researching personal information on players. "Kitty Muse is a stripper name!"

Least favorite:
Any UMass cheer. You can do any cheer in the UMass book if you know: go, you(u), mass, fcuk, suck, and the opposing goalies name.

Biddco
11-04-2010, 08:14 PM
Stick Salute after a sweep
Running around the DECC after each UMD goal
One shot one goal chant (not original but goaltenders must hate hearing it)
Maroon Loon (who should come back!)

Federal League
11-04-2010, 08:14 PM
BU:
-The whole student section turning its back to the ice when the other team's starters are introduced, then turning around and yelling "Sucks!" after each name.
-The "Rough em up, rough em up, BC sucks, sieve!" chant after every BU goal. Repeated as many times as BU's number of goals. The last one ends with "Sieve! Sieve! Sieve!" being repeated. Lots of debate over whether or not "BC sucks" should be in it against every opponent, but I don't mind it.
-One of the newest and one of my favorites: The student section at the BU end of the ice points at BU's goalie and yells "Goalie!" Then the student section at the visitor end of the ice points at the visiting goal and yells "Sieve!" And repeat several times in call-and-answer fashion.

Other Hockey East arenas:
-All the Maine traditions already mentioned.
-Northeastern's rendition of Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll, Pt. 2" after NU goals. "Oooooohhhhh, sieve, you suck!" It goes on forever and is really annoying if you're an opposing fan. Awesome if you're an NU fan or neutral observer, though.

I'd highly recommend catching a game at BU, Maine or NU. Definitely the three best student sections in HE.

FadeToBlack&Gold
11-04-2010, 08:31 PM
Ah yes, I swear that every college hockey town has some crotchety female just waiting for the day she can get a letter to the local paper about the student section's "poor sportsmanship". I dealt with one of their ilk a few years ago. Just remember to keep any public reply respectful.


-The Huskies Pep Band

-The Copper Country Anthem (Pep band plays the "Blue Skirt Waltz" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5DSIPYLXKI), while the crowd locks arms and sways back and forth, occasionally making up their own verses about postgame beer consumption. This is played during the second intermission of every home game.)

-The "E^x" cheer (though I believe this was probably lifted from RPI at some point)

-Jilbert's ice cream (about the only concession at the MacInnes that is worth its price). And yes, people do line up to purchase it in January.

-Mitch Lake who is, AFAIK, still the WCHA's only skating arena announcer. Some of his antics include voodoo rituals on the opposing goalie's net right before the start of the third period, and making suggestive comments to girls half his age during the intermission on-ice challenges. Also the namesake for the student section, Mitch's Misfits.

-Unofficially: SHEEP, SHAVE, and "Tech Once!" (all cheers which have been blacklisted by the athletic department for various reasons, but are used by alums anyway :p)


If I've forgotten anything, other Tech fans can "Sieve!" me.

bearsFan93
11-04-2010, 08:32 PM
And I'm not sure if this counts, but I love Alfond Potatoes.

sterlippo1
11-04-2010, 08:34 PM
[QUOTE=Federal League;4916460]BU:

-The "Rough em up, rough em up, BC sucks, sieve!" chant after every BU goal. Repeated as many times as BU's number of goals. The last one ends with "Sieve! Sieve! Sieve!" being repeated. Lots of debate over whether or not "BC sucks" should be in it against every opponent, but I don't mind it.


i greatly respect the BU program n'all but this reeks of "yankees suck" and cheapens all the other good stuff you guys do, and is sophomoric to say the least. but just my opinion

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
11-04-2010, 08:54 PM
The Lawson Lunatics are good behind the penalty box when they yell, "Hi {player's first name}, you suck! Cheaterrrr!"

I'll get blasted by my posse for this one, but it is the only time I enjoy Michigan's band. I like their drawn out Blues Bros. "theme."

ND's stick salute after home games.

UNO (when they were first in the CCHA) were awesome with their milk jugs with pennies and UNO cards stuck in their caps.

UncleRay
11-04-2010, 09:31 PM
I love that the Maine students are always funny while keeping their language clean. It keeps the rest of the building involved instead of turned off.

Personally, I find BU chanting about BC all the time to be idiotic. Inferiority complex? Come up with something (original) about your opponent, not your nemesis. Like BU's "The wheels on your house go round and round..." when playing Maine. That's so funny I almost sing along.

cross cheque
11-04-2010, 09:34 PM
The Lawson Lunatics are good behind the penalty box when they yell, "Hi {player's first name}, you suck! Cheaterrrr!"

I'll get blasted by my posse for this one, but it is the only time I enjoy Michigan's band. I like their drawn out Blues Bros. "theme."

ND's stick salute after home games.

UNO (when they were first in the CCHA) were awesome with their milk jugs with pennies and UNO cards stuck in their caps.

-UND student section says "who's he? he suck s hit!" after opposing players are announced.
-F-word the gophers is pretty popular.
-After a goal the students sing "in heaven there is no beer"
-Students spell S-E-X "what does that spell? S-E-X, S-E-X, S-E-X! what does that mean? score, score, score!" Orgy is teamwork etc
-A chant used by all WCHA fans against SCSU "husky women clap, clap, clap-clap-clap" repeat as many times as needed.

Unfortunately most of the old fighting sioux traditions have been black balled by the REA to make the arena family friendly. The old Ralph was a mad house, students were blackout drunk and rowdy with tons of fun chants or traditions. My favorite was once a game during Dave Hoogsteen's tenure a friend of his would yell the Hong Kong Phooey theme song using Hoogsteen's name with a few modifications.

Hoogsteen Phooey, number one super guy.
Hoogsteen Phooey, quicker than the human eye.

He's got skills, groovy skills,
And a shot you can't stop.
When the going get tough, he's really rough,
with a Hoogsteen Phooey chop (Hi-Ya)!!!!

Jon
11-04-2010, 10:06 PM
Alright, so somebody here at PC wrote an article about how embarrassed she was by the student section crowd because we were too "negative", "drunk" and "rowdy" because we screamed things like "sucks!" and "safety school!" against UMass. Before I write my response letter to the editor, I was wondering what some of your favorite traditions are at games. Like for example, at UMaine, they yell out "Loser" and "Big Deal" when the opposing starters are lined up. Any creative goal chants, anti-opposing team chants, etc would be helpful. Thanks!

(http://www.thecowl.com/commentary/freshman-finds-friar-fanatics-annoying-and-embarrasing-1.1746118 is the column for anyone interested)

I tore into that nitwit. Class of 1999 and I'm ashamed she's trying to speak for us.

Federal League
11-04-2010, 10:10 PM
-F-word the gophers is pretty popular.

Unfortunately most of the old fighting sioux traditions have been black balled by the REA to make the arena family friendly. The old Ralph was a mad house, students were blackout drunk and rowdy

Sounds like the UMass student section.

BU students also do the sex chant occasionally. They also (and other HE fans might, too) do a similar Husky chant against NU- "Your mom's husky, clap clap clap-clap-clap."

BU's "The wheels on your house go round and round" that UncleRay mentioned is used against Maine, UNH and Vermont. Any state school gets "If you can't get into college, go to state." UML also gets "If you can't get into Amherst, go to Lowell."

Twitch Boy
11-04-2010, 10:21 PM
Our initial "sieve" cheer at the start of the game, if only for its timing (right over top of the "Michigan Tech promotes good sportsmanship..." announcement.)

I've always been partial to "it's Friday/Saturday night and you can't score" if a shutout is imminent.

J.D.
11-04-2010, 10:39 PM
i greatly respect the BU program n'all but this reeks of "yankees suck" and cheapens all the other good stuff you guys do, and is sophomoric to say the least. but just my opinion

completely agree. i don't know how anything as simple as saying your rival sucks is a great "tradition". when you throw in the fact it's done when said rivals aren't even playing each other and it just comes across as flat out stupid.

i certainly don't view bc students chanting "Sucks to BU" as some great tradition that i can't deal without. hell, i don't even like the chant to begin with.

now, you want a great tradition...the fish up at UNH

JW Tigers
11-05-2010, 12:34 AM
I will only speak for places I've been. I'm sure Maine, Wisconsin, and Cornell, in particular, have some great traditions, but I have never seen them first hand.

I used to enjoy the CC students sing-songing, "efff you, DU" when DU skated out onto the ice, but the CC student section has become a boring, sit on their hands type of student section. When they show up.

I saw games at 8 of the 10 Hockey East rinks during my time in Boston (didn't see a game at Maine nor UVM, unfortunately). The NU student section is far and away the best I've seen and I , too, love their singing of Rock n Roll Part 2 after goals, but that's probably because I was always cheering for NU. It's not necessarily unique, but at NU it IS louder: The "North" "Eastern" answering back and forth between the two student sections. I love the BU student section, especially the "goalie, sieve" thing, but the "Rough 'em up, rough 'em up, BC sucks" chant is so stupid unless they are playing BC...then it's fine.

I like the bell at Clarkson.

I like that Air Force fans actually APPLAUD the opposing players.

I love the stick salute and I always stay for it at every game.

The Rube
11-05-2010, 12:42 AM
The Worthless Piece of Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Chant at MN
The Funnel Chant at MN
The a capella singing of Rock'N'Roll Pt 2, since the school banned the band from playing it, at MN
The Kill, Maim, Pillage, Burn chant at MN
Tech Band, anytime
Tech Once cheer
Hail To Those.....(sung anywhere, of course)

For tInvasion, we did:

(from USA) Who's he? He sucks sh*!
(from Canada) Send him back!
(from other foreign country) Where's your green card? clap clap clapclapclap

J.D.
11-05-2010, 12:51 AM
BC "traditions":

1. Band goes around Conte Forum a couple times while alternating playing and singing For Boston
2. Come on to the ice in numerical order (aside from the starting goaltender) and line up across the blue line in that same order...how many other teams do this?
3. Stick salute

JW Tigers
11-05-2010, 01:00 AM
BC "traditions":

1. Band goes around Conte Forum a couple times while alternating playing and singing For Boston

I had forgotten about that one. That is a great tradition!