Sac State hockey drops to fourth in PCHA |

Sac State hockey drops to fourth in PCHA

Sacramento State’s hockey team is beginning to miss playing at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena.

After starting out 3-3 at its new Tahoe rink, the Hornets hit the road and went 0-2 in its first two road games of the season last weekend.

The Hornets knew they were headed for a tough game against CSU Northridge. In their last game against the Matadors at home, the two teams got in a melee after the game. The Hornets held on to win 7-6.

But the Matadors were ready Nov. 22 and beat the Hornets 7-2 at Culver City Arena in Culver City, Calif.

“We just got beat,” said team captain Chris Perry. “We had our road legs going but no excuses. We obviously didn’t get the proper motivation to do it.”

The Hornets then played the UC Irvine Anteaters at Glacial Garden Skating Arena in Anaheim.

The Hornets defeated the Anteaters in their second game of the year 6-2, but they just weren’t up to the task this time around. UC Irvine slipped by the Hornets 3-2.

Perry said the team was tired from the long road trip and was sluggish. Prior to Friday game, they hadn’t played as a team since their last home game Nov. 2.

“Everybody realized Northridge was going to be tough. But Irvine shouldn’t have happened,” Perry said.

The Hornets dropped to fourth place out of seven teams in the Pacific Division of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. The Hornets have a long break before their next game against rival UC Davis on Jan. 18 at Vacaville Skating Center.

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