Roller hockey wraps up season

By Jaclyn Freese
April 22, 2004

Christa Angeloni

The Cabrini men’s roller hockey team’s playoff run ended with a 6-4 loss to Temple University on Saturday, April 3, and an 8-0 loss to West Chester University on Sunday, April 4. Despite the losses and the end of its season, the team looks forward to next year.

Cabrini was the underdog in both games. The team was missing sophomore defenseman Mike Egan and senior goalie Ethan Peiffer on Saturday. On Sunday, on top of Egan and Pfeiffer out, senior captain Dave Arnold had a shoulder injury and could not play.

Freshman Steve Hughes filled in for Peiffer as goalie. Hughes used to be a goalie in ice hockey, but did not see time between the posts in two years.

“Playing goalie after two years was great; I really missed it,” Hughes said. “The transition was not too bad because I knew I had the team behind me.”

Hughes came up big for Cabrini in both games, making 26 saves in both Saturday and Sunday’s games.

“I knew how great of an ice hockey goalie he was. I was confident having him in there,” junior forward Rich DeMatteo said. “He did not let one bad goal in today or yesterday. We had team breakdowns, which left him in the net standing vulnerable.”

The team will have 10 returning players next season. Seven of the 10 players will be in their last year of playing, and DeMatteo said since it will be their last shot, he expects a great season.

“I am going out on a limb and saying it now. Cabrini will win it all next year, trust me,” DeMatteo said.

Hughes is excited to be the goalie for next season. He said that he expects the team do really well and at the end of the season the players really started to play as a team.

“I think that each player stands out in their own way,” Hughes said. “That really makes us a good team.”

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