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A Hockey East doormat? In its 1st season, Connecticut has proved to be anything but

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http://www.uscho.com/2015/01/15/a-h...on-connecticut-has-proved-to-be-anything-but/

>>The UConn season preview here at USCHO included sentiments like, “Welcome to the new league and welcome back to coach Mike Cavanaugh. Try not to get pummeled.” And this one: “It could be a very long season in Storrs.”

Oops.

Upon further review, the Huskies have acquitted themselves quite nicely, thank you very much.<<


>>“Just look at Saturday,” Cavanaugh says. “Our basketball team plays a game at 11 a.m. and there are 15,000 people there, at 11 a.m., to watch a basketball game in Hartford. The Patriots are on TV at 4:30. The hockey team is playing at 7, and there’s 7,000 people there for a hockey game.

“The support of the state is just phenomenal. UConn is [like] a pro team in Connecticut. That’s how you’re looked at by the fan base here. It’s been spectacular that we’ve been able to generate this much excitement. Credit to our kids, too, because at home we’re playing very well.”<<
 
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It was nice to see them before the rink became packed. :(

I do recommend AHA games for anyone who likes small crowd atmospheres, the best views, and quality hockey.
 
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I like that the author admitted to writing the predictions and admitted they were wrong ...
 
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