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College hockey is full of traditions that NHL hockey, by virtue of the business of the game, simply cannot carry on. It's difficult to keep up traditions when only a small percentage of a building has fans that attend every game.
But college hockey doesn't have that problem. There are always going to be a large number of season ticket holders and, since most schools grant students free admission, there are traditions that will always be upheld. Half the fun of going to college hockey games, for students at least (and apart from the surreptitious drinking, obviously), is following these traditions.
Because there are so many schools with such varied histories, not everyone does things the same way. Some go a little heavier on the vulgarity (which isn't my cup of tea), some are more clever, some are more organized, some less so.
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