After a weak offensive performance for much of the 2010-2011 campaign, the front line of the Harvard men’s ice hockey team knew it had to make big changes.
There were certainly improvements in the offseason regimen. For the first time in its history, the team had access to Bright Hockey Center over the summer, allowing skaters to improve over the break. But questions remain, as the team must fill the void left by the loss of some of its top offensive weapons.
When Danny Biega was a senior at Salisbury High School in Connecticut three years ago, he decided to break the rules.
He wasn’t allowed to have cable in his dorm room, but there was something he really wanted to watch—his brothers.
The Harvard men’s hockey team started off last season in a rut, dropping 15 of its first 18 contests. But something clicked in February, and the Crimson finished the year on a tear en route to a 12-21-1 (7-14-1 ECAC) record.
“Overall, our record last year was not where we wanted it to be,” Harvard coach Ted Donato ’91 said. “But I think at the end of the year … we pulled it together and really finished very strongly and had a good showing at the playoffs.”