Tag Archives: RPI Hockey

The Big Red Freakout: An RPI Hockey Tradition

What’s big, red, and is celebrated like a hockey version of Mardi Gras? That would be Rensselaer’s Big Red Freakout, of course! Started in 1978 as a way to make college hockey unique, the Big Red Freakout was an instant … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Season

For many years – 60 in fact – the holiday season held a special place in the hearts of devoted RPI hockey fans. Starting in 1951 Rensselaer hosted an annual invitational tournament that brought in teams from all over the … Continue reading

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Artifacts in the Archives

Every now and then unusual things cross my desk and I get to figure out what to do with them!  One case in point is a shopping bag of sports memorabilia, a pair of skates, and four wooden hockey sticks … Continue reading

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Pictorial Tribute to the Legends of ’85

It’s the 25th anniversary of the 1985 NCAA hockey championship and there is a big celebration this weekend to commemorate the event.  I selected some archival photos of the big win to share with you.  Enjoy! If you want to … Continue reading

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sports history quiz

Reunion & Homecoming weekend is coming up and sports will be a hot topic with all the excitement surrounding the dedication of the new East Campus Athletic Village.  With this in mind, I’ve prepared a little trivia quiz to engage … Continue reading

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