Roller hockey prepares for upcoming season

By Staff Writer
November 19, 2009

For the past six years, Cabrini College has had an almost unbeatable roller hockey club. With a record of 15 wins and one loss last year, it is extremely shocking that so many students at Cabrini have no idea that a roller hockey club even exists.

Led by senior captain Mike MacDonald and co-captains, Mike Holland and Pat Trencansky, the team hopes to keep that almost perfect streak during this year’s season.

Brian Bell is one of the three players to go to the all-star game, along with seniors MacDonald and Holland.

“We have a solid team this year with everybody returning from last year’s team when we made it to the finals, but lost. We really hope to return this year and win the championship for the seniors who deserve it and won’t be on the team next year. I think we have a good core group of players to win the championship this season with myself and Holland powering the offense and MacDonald and others controlling the defense,” Bell, sophomore criminology major, said.

With strong captains and dedicated seniors, the team’s main goal is to win the championship. This is a goal that could very well become a reality.

They had an undefeated regular season last year, after the championship game, where they lost in a best out of three series to Penn State Brandywine. The team believes this is their year.

“We had a great run last season that ended with a loss in the championship. This is my senior season so my only goal is to win a championship. Personal statistics, all-star games and all that don’t really mean anything to me right now. I’m just focused on getting one win at a time, and I think that with the skill and motivation we have on our team, there’s no reason we can’t get over the hump and win the championship this year,” Holland, senior finance and accounting major, said.

This is the mindset for all members of Cabrini’s roller hockey team, who are fighting to win the Philadelphia Collegiate Roller Hockey League.

With a motivated captain and strong forward, defense and goalie players, the team knows they have all of the qualities and characteristics that make a championship team.

However, there is one problem. Although shocking for an almost undefeated team, the roller hockey team lacks one important quality; fans. For the past six years, the team has lacked a strong fan base that is essential for a No. 1 team.

“We are trying to get more people to come out and watch the games this year to further push us to accomplish our main goal, going all the way and winning the championship,” MacDonald, senior graphic design major, said.

To support the roller hockey team fight for the championship, the team encourages fans to come out and cheer them on at the Marple Sports Arena, less than a 10-minute drive from campus.

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