Well, they lost to the US National Development Team 6-3 but I did not find it too discouraging.
Harvard was clearly a bit rusty as they have not played a game since last Spring. The USNDT have played 18 games since the beginning of September.
First period the Crimson did not look good and scored nothing. Second period they scored one goal and third period they scored two. You could see the improvement as the game progressed. Harvard got two goals from Adam Fox plus a goal by Baker Shore on a nice assist from Jack Donato. Despite the USNDT getting 4 goals in the second period the Crimson defense did not give up and gave up only one goal in the third. It appears that the rust was wearing off of Harvard's game.
I do hope we get a better crowd for future games. Bright-Landry seems to be colder than ever. I have to remember an extra sweater for next time.
We no longer have Boynton Lounge to warm up in before the game and between periods. For years season ticket holders could pay for membership in the old Blue Line Club and later the new, nicely furnished Boynton Lounge. A place to warm up, meet friends and during the Boynton Lounge years get a bite to eat. I called the athletic department and asked why and was told that it cost too much to run and membership had fallen. Part of the reason may be that the food provided by the new caterer was truly appalling.
I never ate the food there anyway. I never got wine or beer. I would prefer something like the old Blue Line room with coffee, hot chocolate and a couple of bowls of pretzels and peanuts. I suspect that the athletic department is too focused on basketball to think about hockey fans.