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Boston has a reputation for its impressive sports teams, and the Bruins are an important asset in the Boston sport’s empire. In the past three years, the Bruins have won one Stanley Cup and played in the finals for another Cup. With another Bruins season just beginning, this fall will have great games to watch and plenty of ways for Emmanuel’s students to attend them.
Since there was no lockout to deal with this season, the Bruins started right on time this year. Before the start of the regular season, the Bruins played seven pre-season games, winning six of these pre-season matchups. The B’s also won the first two games in their regular season. Considering the huge changes that the organization made during the trades after last season, this is an exciting start to their season.
Major players such as Tyler Seguin, Andrew Ference, Nathan Horton, and Rich Peverley left the team at the end of last season as part of a trade with the Dallas Stars that brought Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith, Matt Fraser, and Joe Morrow to Boston. The Bruins also picked up Jarome Iginla, who is expected to be an important player, from the Pittsburg Penguins. All the trades were done to create a team that was built to win.
The Bruins season absolutely has a lot to look forward to. As a college student in Boston, there is naturally a huge interest in going to games. As a college student there is also a huge dilemma regarding attending these games; the tickets are really expensive. Luckily, there are some more affordable methods to getting tickets.
Emmanuel’s Office of Student Activities and Multicultural Programs (OSAMP) occasionally sells tickets to Bruins games. On October 8th, there were tickets on sale for $40 each. OSAMP tickets are not on sale often so when that is not an option, check the Bruins website for student tickets. There are seven games throughout the season that offer discounted tickets for students. Tickets can be purchased for $49.50 with a student ID.
It is also worth checking for tickets at the box office instead of online. There are usually smaller fees when buying from the box office directly. Ticket prices also vary depending on the day, time, and opponent of the game, so buying tickets for a big game against Montreal on a Saturday night will likely be more expensive than a Tuesday night game. It’s always worth comparing ticket prices between different games.
Last season the Bruins had a run in the playoffs that almost won them a Stanley Cup. With a solid postseason last year and a strong start to this season, there will be plenty to watch from the Boston Bruins this season.
Jordan Gosselin is a staff writer for The Hub and can be reached at email@example.com.