Beaver Cup XXVIII — CalTech 8, MIT 4

The victorious CalTech alumni graciously let the MIT team crowd in on the sides for the group photo.
The victorious CalTech alumni graciously let the MIT team crowd in on the sides for the group photo after the game.
It’s taken me since May 10 to get to the point that I could write about this year’s Beaver Cup.

True to form, the MIT Alumni Club didn’t publicize the annual contest between the MIT Alumni Hockey Team and the CalTech Alumni Hockey Team until the week before the game. I don’t know if this is because the game time and location just aren’t settled until then, or for other, darker reasons. In any event, I scrambled to arrange my schedule to attend with Hubby.

The first hint I had that Mother Technology’s Sons might be in trouble was before the first puck drop, when an MIT team member looked up at us two sixty-ish, out-of-shape alums and asked, “Does either of you skate?”

Ahem. We cheered every goal by MIT in L.A. style, waving our cardinal red accessories. We disparaged CalTech’s goals with raspberries twice as often, darn it. And at the end, CalTech took possession of the Cup for the coming year.

Oh, well. There’s always next year.


The Beaver Cup Lives!

I received this photo from Marshall, one of the MIT Alumni Hockey team members:
Beaver Cup pic2
The gentlemen shown are, from left to right, Pete Gasparini (Goalie), Dr. Brian Fabes, and Mike Westphal. The photo was taken at the post-game celebration, to which Hubby and I have been courteously invited for next year.

As for the name “Beaver Cup,” its genesis is simple: both MIT and CalTech have chosen the beaver as their mascot. So, no matter which team wins, the cup is held by the Beavers.Photo May 24, 12 07 16

Beaver Cup XXVII – MIT 4, CalTech 1

I attended the Beaver Cup XXVII hockey game today, a (roughly) annual Southern California traditional meeting between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni team and the California Institute of Technology Alumni team. CalTech (hereinafter the “Evil Empire”) alums had sent the MIT (hereinafter “Mother Technology”) alums to ignominious defeat in the last three BC games.

In this photo (taken with my less-than-smart phone) you can see the Mother Technology players lining up for a face-off (all my photos were taken at face-offs since my phone camera is too crummy to get motion shots.)

The Evil Empire alums scored first in the first period, and the loyal crowd feared another humiliating defeat for Mother Technology. But Mother Technology’s sons scored two goals in the second period, and another two in the third to return the Cup to its rightful place.

We are happy
Tech is Hell
T – E – C – H – N – O – L
O – G – Y

Updated 5/13/2013 — I have reaped the true fruits of my regrettable social ineptness; due to not interacting with team members I made two errors of fact in my original article. These have been corrected, and to the best of my belief this post is correct as it now stands. My apologies to the Southern California MIT Alumni Hockey Team, and to the CalTech Alumni Hockey Team as well.

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