October 20, 2012

Hangin' Out With ... Harvard center Colin Blackwell

By Jesse Connolly

Here's this month's Hangin' Out, featuring Harvard center and North Andover, Mass., native Colin Blackwell (@cb_63):

Colin Blackwell (Photo: Gil Talbot)

What was the highlight moment of your freshman season?

“Getting an opportunity to play in the Beanpot. It was something I had been dreaming about since I was a little kid.”

What courses are you going to be taking this semester?

“‘International Law’ and how it affects economics, ‘Comparative Politics in Government’, ‘Ethical Reasoning: Justice, Greek.’”

What’s the best college hockey chant you’ve ever heard that’s fit to print?

“I’ve heard some wild ones, but I would have to say the ‘sieve’ chant gets me every time.”

If someone made the Colin Blackwell movie, who would you want to play you?

“Liam Neeson. He is one of my favorite actors.”

If you could hang out with any celebrity, who would you choose?

“Justin Bieber, because every girl in the world is in love with him.”

Do you have any pregame superstitions?

“No pregame superstitions other than a good stretch and good music.”

Who is the toughest goalie you’ve ever faced?

“Troy Grosenick from Union.”

What’s the coolest nickname anyone’s ever given you?

“When I was a freshman in high school, the upperclassmen called me “Sticks” because I was number 11.”

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?

“Indiana Jones because he always had the best entrances, style and got to go on the best adventures.”


Movie: “Miracle”

TV show: “Game of Thrones”

Band/artist: Eminem

Vacation spot: “Anywhere with a beach”

Video game: NHL ’13

NHL player: Brad Marchand

Person you follow on Twitter: Paul Bissonnette (@Biznasty2point0)

Restaurant: Any steak house

Hobby/activity: Lacrosse

Store: TSR Hockey


Street clothes or suit and tie: Suit and tie

“The Office,” “Mad Men” or “The Walking Dead”: “The Walking Dead”

Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks or Tim Horton’s: Dunkin’ Donuts

Home whites or road reds: Home whites


Skates: Reebok

Gloves: Warrior

Stick: Easton

Helmet: M11

This article originally appeared in the October 2012 issue of New England Hockey Journal.

Twitter: @JesseNEHJ
Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com