Fans are encouraged to attend White The Bright on Jan. 24. (Harvard Athletics)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's hockey team will host its annual "White the Bright" game Jan. 24 when Ivy League and ECAC rival Cornell visits the Bright-Landry Hockey Center with the goal of breaking the program's attendance record for the showdown. The Crimson's record since women's hockey became an NCAA sport is 1,921 fans, set Jan. 11, 2004 in a matchup with Dartmouth.
Harvard will provide a number of ways to receive free tickets, while also having free giveaways and game day promotions for fans. Attendees are especially encouraged to wear white in an attempt to "White the Bright." Any fan that wears white will be able to spin the Harvard Athletics' prize wheel to win prizes such as t-shirts, rally towels and more.
There are increased incentives for Harvard undergraduate students to attend "White the Bright" Jan. 24. Students can stop by the Harvard marketing table prior to the game to pick up a free white Harvard t-shirt and also get free pizza and other food. All students who swipe into the game will receive another entry into the Student Rewards spring semester grand prize.
● Faculty/Staff Day – All Harvard faculty and staff receive up to four free tickets (click here)
● Grad Student Day – All Harvard graduate students receive up to four free tickets (click here)
● Community Day – All Allston/Brighton/Cambridge residents enter free
● All youth 12 and under enter free
During the game, there will be more to do than just watch the Crimson takes on the Big Red. Aside from the prize wheel and student incentives, there also will be promotions during each intermission, including the always popular HUECU Chuck-A-Puck. Not only can fans create their own signs, but anyone in attendance wearing white will receive a free spin on the Harvard Athletics prize wheel. Interested fans can also stick around after the game and meet the Crimson during the free autograph session after the game.
Led by The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Ice Hockey Katey Stone, the Crimson (6-2-2, 5-1-1 ECAC) is off to yet another stellar start. Harvard ranks highly in both offensive and defensive categories in the nation, boasting the No. 11-ranked attack (3.10 goals per game) and a top-20 defense, allowing just 2.60 goals per game.
Top 5 Attended Games Since 1999-2000
1,921 – Sunday, January 11, 2004 vs. Dartmouth, L 1-2
1,741 – Friday, February 7, 2003 vs. Dartmouth, W 2-1
1,729 – Saturday, December 7, 2013 vs. Boston College, T 1-1
1,727 – Saturday, March 8, 2008 vs. Clarkson, W 3-0
1,611 – Friday, February 25, 2005 vs. Dartmouth, W 4-3