Suffolk Men’s Hockey #RamWhiteout
The Suffolk men’s hockey team is pushing for the playoffs and need your support this Saturday at 4:40 p.m. They face off against the Curry College Colonels at the North End Rink, and have a chance to secure their first postseason berth since the 2009-2010 season. Recovering from a dismal Valentine’s Day? Wear white, pack the house, and come support your Rams.
“After being on the outside looking in last year, we will not tolerate anyone that stands in our way; especially Curry,” said Brett Roman, goalie for the Rams. “We will be relentless and earn those two points in front of our fans at home on Saturday,”
Currently the Rams (3-2 in conference play at home) sit in the sixth and final seed of the ECAC Northeast. With a win Saturday, the Rams will jump into Curry’s fourth seed, ensuring a postseason for their fans.
“It should be very entertaining,” said Mike Boles, assistant coach for the Rams. “And a pretty cool atmosphere at the rink even if you’re not much of a hockey fan. With the loud music, a big turnout like we’re expecting, and two teams battling to lock up a playoff spot, you should definitely have some fun if you come watch.”
“We would love to see as many students as we can fit into that place on Saturday,” said Boles. “We would appreciate the support so much and thank anyone who takes the time to head down to the North End to support us.”
Earlier this season, the Rams lost on the road by a 4-1 to the Colonels. In that game, both teams accumulated 87 penalty minutes and four ten-minute misconduct penalties. With the playoffs at stake, Saturday’s game will likely feature even more action.
“People should go to watch the birth of a rivalry,” said Brandon Smolarek, goalie for the Rams. “The ice will become a battlefield. This is a battle ground. … We’re a playoff team battling for a playoff berth. They’re ahead of us in the standings by a point. We win — we take their place in the standings.”
Also of note, in games where the Rams had a large attendance, they play better. Take, for example the home opener against Western New England University: With close 100 people in the stands, the Rams won by a 5-3 final.
Compare that to the next game against Nichols, where more than 150 were in attendance. The Rams smoked the best team in the conference by a 7-1 final.
“The more support we get the better we seem to play,” said Jon Stauffer, Captain for the Rams. “It would mean a lot as it’s always fun to play in front of people, especially when it’s in such a big game like this one.”
It’s not every day that your University team is in a game as big as this one. What better way to pregame your Saturday night than seeing your hometown team lock up a playoff spot?
Spread the word and bring your friends! Be sure to use the hashtags #RamWhiteout #GoRams to stay a part of the action.
Suffolk University vs. Curry College
Saturday, February 15 at 4:40 p.m.
Steriti North End Rink, 561 Commercial Street, Boston, MA, 02109