Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Shoot! Pass! Kick their a$$!

With scores like 22 –1, I’m not sure you can call it good hockey, but on weekends this fall at the Kroc Community Center, you can at least see some hockey in San Diego.

With the Gulls gone, fans of The Great Canadian Pastime have been left with nothing but the occasional Kings game on the Versus network to satiate their thirst - until now. For the next few months, San Diego State’s club hockey team is tearing up the ice on University Ave.

The home opener last weekend was a barnburner, as the Aztecs annihilated the hapless College of the Redlands in the aforementioned 22-1 game. You knew things were bad when Redlands first showed up and everyone had a different jersey on. It was a little like the Mighty Ducks’ first game against the Hawks. I don’t know if the Redland’s coach was there doing community service for a DUI bust, but he was wearing a Budweiser cap.

It’d be fun to see SDSU against a better-prepared team. The Aztecs had some good skaters, but their passing game left a little desired (of course, it was rendered unnecessary about seven minutes into the first period). Maybe cross-town rivals UCSD – they’re the next home opponent – will make for a more even match. Find out for yourself on Oct. 19 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door, or $3 with a valid SDSU student ID.

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