Ice Hockey

Historic Triangle warms to hockey

Historic Triangle warms to hockey

— On a Friday night in late January, College of William and Mary and Catholic University of America club ice hockey players suited up for a late season Blue Ridge Hockey Conference Atlantic North Division matchup.

As the players lined up to take the ice being smoothed over by a Zamboni, a Catholic player quipped, "Gotta love these early games."

The puck drop was at 10:15 p.m.

By the time the final horn sounded Saturday around 12:30 a.m. on the Tribe's 4-1 defeat to the first place Cardinals of Washington, D.C., about 15 fans are left in the tranquil Hampton Roads IcePlex that is adorned with large American and Canadian flags, side-by-side on a wall opposite the...