Wow! Check out this article from the Times Union… Honestly, you can probably do this in smaller arenas that dot the landscape on the east coast in the ECAC but it’s more difficult in the palaces that make up the WCHA.
SCHENECTADY — Before every Union College hockey game, the announcement is the same:
“We request your cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner. Profanity, racial or sexist comments or other intimidating actions directed at officials, student-athletes, coaches or team representatives … are grounds for removal from the site of competition and other disciplinary actions.”
And they’re not kidding.
Students who yell chants the school has deemed vulgar or offensive are getting the boot from Union hockey games. The practice began midway through last season, students said, and while school officials claim it’s in the name of promoting sportsmanship, some students said it’s gone too far.