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College Crosse Prospectus - January 1, 2018: Happy New Year; Chris Reviews Robert Morris; Lacrosse At The World Junior Championship.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for January 1, 2018.

College Crosse News.

Great review by Chris on Robert Morris’ 2018 schedule.

The Robert Morris Colonials are the 42nd team in our 2018 schedule preview series and the fourth team from the NEC. The Colonials advanced to the NEC Tournament for the second straight year, but lost to Bryant in the NEC semifinals. Robert Morris adds Cleveland State and gets rid of Detroit Mercy, Manhattan, and Virginia.

You can find more all our other season previews over at our College Crosse 2018 Men’s Preseason Matrix. Shout out to The Kid Chris.

Here’s a short tutorial on how to “quiet your stick.”

Here’s a nice article on Boris Katchouk and the influence of lacrosse on his road to the World Junior Championship.

At only eight years old, Boris Katchouk made an immediate impression on his lacrosse coach Steve MacGregor. It was the summer of 2006 and MacGregor had driven his Kitchener-Waterloo Braves tyke team to Owen Sound, Ont., for the opening game of the rep season.

Katchouk, now a key player on Canada's world junior hockey team, was playing at the rep level for the first time. Most tyke lacrosse games are low-scoring affairs, but Katchouk had seven goals to lead Kitchener-Waterloo past Owen Sound 11-10.

More than a decade later, MacGregor still can't believe the feat.

"He was an amazing athlete. A terrific athlete," MacGregor said from Kitchener, Ont. "If I can recall correctly, he scored 102 goals that year. He was just one of those kinds of athletes that was very, very special. You knew right from then."

Katchouk was a dual sport athlete at the time, splitting his time between lacrosse and hockey. A few years later, he had to choose a sport to focus on and hockey won out.

Inside Lacrosse took a look at two unfortunate incidents on social media in the lacrosse world from last week.

Two Instagram posts made Friday elicited strong reactions throughout the lacrosse social media community over the weekend. At 1:30 p.m. on Friday, @paulrabil posted a photo of himself wearing a shirt that said “Women Power” promoting the sale of which benefited the FCancer charity. Within 36 hours, the post had accrued more than 10,000 likes and 450 comments (including many more that were deleted), some of which were disrespectful to the message or to Rabil for the statement he made ... Also on Friday, Parker Underwood, a 2018 face-off specialist from IMG Academy (Fla.) playing with FCA and committed to Marquette, posted an image captioned, "The good guys won today's Catholics vs Convicts game... FCA vs Nations United."

This guy did New Year’s Eve right.

This is a pretty great video.

Shout out to 2 Chainz.

What’s Up PhilaJersey?

The Mummers Parade is today and will kick off around 9:00.

Despite the forecast for dangerously cold temperatures, the 2018 Mummers Parade is still on for New Year's Day. Parade organizers voted Saturday that the annual parade will take place as scheduled on Monday. Thursday night, Mummer string bands were out in the cold practicing not only their routines but also how to play in frigid temperatures. "The horns are going to freeze up," said Charles Nicholas, captain of the Pennsport String Band, which briefly practiced outside Thursday. "The music is not going to sound as good as it should."

The NBC10 First Alert Weather Team says the high temperature in Philadelphia on New Year's Day will come in around 20 degrees. Frigid winds will make it feel close to zero. If the 117-year-old parade was postponed, it would have moved to Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. But that weekend is expected to be bitterly cold as well. The parade has been canceled or postponed in the past due to rain or snow, most recently in 2003. But the Mummers have marched in the cold in the past.

Here’s a great video of the 2017 Mummers Parade.

World/National News.

The Daily Mail's review of New Year's Eve in London is without a doubt my favorite way to start of the New Year.

Raucous partygoers threw caution to the wind during a wild night of booze-fuelled mayhem on the streets of Britain as they welcomed in 2018. Few seemed very keen to wrap up warm and bared acres of flesh after leaving packed out clubs and bars in the early hours of the morning. Others struggled to make their way home without a little help and were seen sitting on kerbs looking worse for wear, while violence erupted in some places. Crowds took to the streets to join lively celebrations amid preparations by emergency services to tackle one of the busiest nights of the year.

Your Tweet/GIF/Video for January 1, 2017.

Some times you just need some tea.

That’s it for today!! I’ll see you out there!! Make sure you follow us on social media!

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