UMass Boston to Face Salem State University in Division III Matchup
When the Beacons take to the ice at Fenway Park on Tuesday for Citi Frozen Fenway, you won’t be seeing the now familiar lighthouse on their jerseys. The Beacons will be sporting special sweaters designed just for this event.
“Playing hockey outdoors brings hockey back to its roots. Jerseys circa 1920s had a lot of striping and it was more of a wool sweater. And that’s the look we’re going for to make it special for the guys,” said Head Coach Peter Belisle.
Belisle, who worked with alumnus Dick Kelley ‘70 and Custom Crafted in North Attleboro to develop the concept, said it was important to put “Beacons” on the sweater because UMass Boston is the only institution in the country with that mascot.
Tickets, which start at $10, are on sale for the game. Anyone who purchases a ticket will receive a 20% discount on all UMass Boston apparel and gifts in the UMass Boston Bookstore good from now until January 24. Bring your ticket to the Athletics Department to get your voucher. Fans will also receive one-of-a-kind game day apparel.
The Beacons will be the home team in the 4 p.m. game against Salem State University, following Chancellor J. Keith Motley’s call of “tails” in November’s event at Fenway Park. Watch the video and hear the call here. Visit the Frozen Fenway webpage for photos and more videos.
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