The UMass Lowell men’s hockey team, fresh off a Frozen Four appearance and the first Hockey East title in school history, was on hand at Fenway Park to throw out the first pitch before the Red Sox-Astros game on Thursday, with captain Riley Wetmore doing the honors.
The River Hawks also found out earlier in the day that they will be making another trip to the ballpark next winter, but that one will be for a very different reason. UML was one of eight Hockey East squads selected to participate in the third “Frozen Fenway” series of outdoor games this coming January.
After a one-year absence, the ballpark normally used for baseball will host a number of collegiate, high school and recreational hockey games, as well as public skates and other special events.
River Hawks head coach Norm Bazin, Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna and Red Sox chief operating officer Sam Kennedy joined Tom Caron on Yawkey Way to preview the event. Check out the full interview in the video above.