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Loose Pucks: Is it Friday yet?

October 20, 2009

Three things we’d “like” on Facebook:
1) Home openers

We’re some small number of hours away (math we can’t be bothered to do) from Lowell’s home opener on Friday, and that is very exciting indeed.

2) What’s coming on Thursday

One of our favorite parts of the new season is the Lowell Sun pullout section about the team, which, we imagine, will be eight pages of drivel once again this year. There will be one preview that overarches the whole team (and it won’t be as good as the one we did in August, though we hope the Sun plagiarizes it a bit and we can get our crack legal team on the case). There will be one feature on a specific player (probably Moe, maybe local boy Falite, maybe Hutton/Hamilton). There will be a full page of the boys’ pictures. Etc. Etc. Etc. Never has mediocrity been so tangible. It’s always a delight for us.

3) How bad Hockey East seems to be

For some reason we don’t fully understand, there have been several Hockey East teams on TV so far this year, and we, through the brilliant “sports pack” option from our cable providers, have been able to see them. And not one team looks good. Boston College (and more specifically John Muse) looked like a trainwreck in Burlington on Sunday. Vermont might be 2-1, but they haven’t been especially impressive in any of their three games. Northeastern has only been so-so in its quest to not be terrible without Brad Thiessen. That’s good news for Lowell, not that we think they’ll need the help.

Two things that leave us wishing for that “dislike” option:
1) Having to watch Merrimack

We hope, dear readers, that you appreciate the situation in which we found ourselves. Trekking to Volpe on a Friday night, even if Lowell’s playing there, isn’t our idea of fun. Watching Merrimack miscommunicate its way through 60 dull minutes against Holy Cross isn’t our idea of a good time. But the truth is, we’re addicts, and as such these are things we simply have to do. This is what a lack of Lowell hockey drives us to.

2) Seriously, it’s not Friday


Stat of the Week

Okay so it’s not a hockey stat, but hats off to Lowell women’s soccer goalkeeper Jamie Gillis and the defense in front of her. They set an NCAA record for consecutive shutout minutes at 1,232. To put that in perspective: that’s 20 hours and 32 minutes of football without allowing a single goal to anyone, a streak that stretches over 13 matches, the last 12 of which have been clean sheets. And the thing is, it’s still going. Who knows when it stops?

Seriously, Friday, get here immediately

Speaking of television games, by the way, BU and Notre Dame are on ESPNU tonight, if you happen to get that channel. We do. So if you’re bored, you can very easily keep yourself busy by watching a team that lost to UMass Amherst play a team that lost to Providence.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2009 3:27 am

    I thought that VMU looked pretty good when I saw them on ESPN the other night.

  2. RHHB permalink
    October 21, 2009 3:34 am

    Yeah you’re wrong about that. BC was just falling all over themselves to be terrible.

  3. October 21, 2009 1:10 pm

    Anytime you win 4-1 something went good for the team that won, I watched BU lose to ND last night and It could be a long season for BU this year.

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