I was lucky to have a very positive college experience at UMASS Amherst. I learned a lot, got to study abroad in Australia, and met the man who is now my husband! All and all it was a pretty awesome four years. Though it has been a decade since I attended the university (yikes, that makes me sound like a dinosaur) my pride for the Minutemen runs deep.

Admittedly, I don't follow college hockey all that closely. (I'm sure no one is surprised by that statement) But when Steven and I heard that UMASS was playing in the NCAA finals, we decided to get together with a group of our college friends (outside, socially distanced) to watch the game on our friend's outdoor projector. As we watched the Minutemen take on Saint Cloud State it became very clear that we might actually win this thing! Sure enough, they pulled out a win making it the Minutemen's first Division 1 hockey NCAA title in history!

This victory feels even more triumphant since the team was short-handed due to coronavirus protocols. Congrats to coach Carvel and our national champs for bringing home the trophy! They earned themselves a beer or two. (the players who are of legal drinking age of course!)

I love this video of them celebrating on the bus ride home:

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