What it means to be a husky

Today the Northeastern Men’s Hockey team faced off against the BU Terriers in the Beanpot Championship game. It was 3-1 heading into the third, and our boys scored two goals in 1:35 to tie the game up. We headed into overtime. A call by the ref within the first 10 second of OT led to a Terrier PP; just their second one of the night. Less than a minute later, BU scored and brought the Pot back to Comm Ave, where it hadn’t been for five years.

I am a Northeastern Husky through and through, I bleed red and black, and I am so proud to be a part of this school and support this team. It’s been a long four years in the stands filled with many ups and downs, but this team keep battling back. Thinking back to this past November when they won their first game of the season in front of the Homecoming crowd. This team beat Minnesota at Matthews on Thanksgiving weekend to earn the 500th win at Matthews arena. This is a team that surprised people.

So what does it mean to be a husky?

It means that you never give up. No matter what hits you in life, or what curveballs are thrown at you, you look for ways to get through it and win. You never give up on your coop search, you never give up in classes, and most of all, you never give up in the Beanpot Championship

It means that you have pride and you hold your head high. Always giving it our all means we can hold out head high when things don’t go our way, because we know that we’re going to be able to bounce back.

Huskies revel in the big moments. We love when the pressure is on, because that’s when we make the clutch plays to get us to where we need to be. These big moments are our job interviews, public speaking opportunities, and the big games in front of a sold out crowd.

Huskies support each other. We pick each other up. Huskies run in packs, and we need every member of the team in order to get the job done.

But most of all, being a husky means being a part of something bigger. “The name on the front is a hell of a lot more important than the one on the back” – Herb Brooks.

Being a Northeastern Husky means everything to me and I am so proud of what this team has accomplished in the last few weeks to get to this moment. I am so excited to be heading back up to Boston this weekend to salute the seniors in their final home game against BU on Saturday. Revenge is coming, so BU better watch out.

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