The Icemen Arriveth
REAGANOMICS, the trouble in Poland, cutbacks in student aid, these coming due, a virus in Quincy House, Harvard's investment policies, John Belushi's death--the major topics of discussion around Harvard of late have been mostly depressing With this pervading atmosphere of bad news, how pleasant it is to note that one bright light has flooded the Harvard community, providing a release from the pressures of college life, and for four weeks now only good news.
We speak, of course, of the Harvard hockey team. With their win Saturday night against Dartmouth, the icemen garnered their first Ivy League title since 1975 and gained a berth in the ECAC playoffs for the first time since 1976. To make the playoffs, the Crimson had to win its last four games, and six of its last eight with one tie, coming from back in the pack to overtake Yale and Cornell for the title and earning home ice in the opening round of the playoffs tomorrow night.
Most surprising of all, the icemen have not done it alone. The Harvard hockey players have become the favorite sons of the normally apathetic Harvard sports fans. The last three games at Bright Center have been played before capacity-plus crowds, and two weekends ago, the Crimson faithful out-Cornelled Cornell, right down to the live chicken. Save the Yale game, it has been a long time since anybody at Harvard got this excited about anything.
We congratulate the Harvard hockey team for making the playoffs after going for so long without a chance for post-season laurels. And also, we would like to thank the icemen for giving Harvard University something to cheer about in these otherwise gloomy times.
Oh yeah, and one more thing. Beat B. C.