Ten Thousand Men of Harvard want victory today.
For one of those hockey-playing men, an Easton, Mass., native, Nov. 4 was the time and TD Garden was the place when those words from the school’s fight song rang true for a personal victory.
John Marino grew up attending games on Causeway Street as a Boston Bruins fan and, in 2017, helped his Crimson break a 24-year Beanpot title drought during his first of three collegiate seasons. And, on Nov. 4, he returned to the Garden as a rookie defenseman for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and it was a night he won’t soon forget.
“Obviously, you don’t really think about that when you’re younger and coming to games here, rooting for the Bruins,” Marino, 22, said of playing in his first NHL game in Boston. “It’s a pretty cool experience, for sure.”