Good Game

N ortheastern’s 4-1 win over Yale doesn’t reflect the closeness of Saturday’s regional championship women’s hockey game at The Whale. In the scoreless but action-packed first period, the Bulldogs—ranked in the nation’s top five since November and coming off their first regular-season conference title ever—seemed ahead on quality of play. Early in the second period, they clanged one off the goalpost before the fifth-ranked Huskies, dressed in black and red, scored the game’s first. Yale responded by hammering Northeastern for 12 straight minutes, only to see a culminating goal called back for high sticking. Near the end of the game, with a 3-1 lead and Yale’s goalie pulled, the Huskies were able to pad their margin against an undefended net.

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Soon after, Northeastern’s players were celebrating their victory and, by virtue of it, a trip to the team’s third straight Frozen Four; Yale’s were caught in the awkward position of both mourning and celebrating their team’s best season ever; and I, for one, was deflated but also elated from 60 minutes of hard-fought, high-skill hockey.

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Written and photographed by Dan Mims. Image above features a moment between periods.

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Dan has worked for a couple of major media companies, but he likes Daily Nutmeg best. As DN’s editor, he writes, photographs, edits and otherwise shepherds ideas into fully realized feature stories.

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