CSUB ice hockey team loses to University of San Diego

Luis Rojas, Reporter

The CSUB ice hockey team got back on the ice October 25, at Rabobank Arena against the University of San Diego for their West Coast Hockey Conference game.  The game started intensely, both teams creating plays and chances until the sixth minute of the first period, forward Nikko Ebbolle opened the scoreboard and put the visitors up in the game. Roadrunners tied the game close to the end of the first period with a goal of center Brian Martinez to take the first break of the game.

Second period, the ones in yellow came very strong building good plays that turned into two more goals for Cal-State and second of the night for Martinez. The Toreros woke up and by the end of the second period took the lead 4-3. Brett Roenick from the University of San Diego was the best player finishing the second period with a hat-trick.  Cal-State created good plays and in some stretches of the game played better but couldn’t keep the same rhythm. The third period was all white and blue, being USD, taking control of the game over the Roadrunners that couldn’t keep up with them.

“We came out weak, the second period we played strong and came back, the third period we made some mistakes, bad calls against us, we just ran out of steam,” Coach Bob St. Louis said. The game finished 7-3 in favor of the visitors. With this result, Cal-State is now 2-3 and will have a rematch on November 2 when they travel to San Diego to visit the Toreros one more time.

Luis Rojas
CSUB’s left-wing Enrique Galvan (9) facing the University of San Diego forward Brett Roenick (97) at the ice hockey game at Rabobank Arena, October 25. The Roadrunners took the loss 7-3.