Since trading in their Rollerblades for ice skates and beginning to play competitively, the progress of SF State Ice Hockey has been spearheaded by its president and most senior member, Matthew Gold.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="560"] Ice Hockey at SF State president Matthew Gold during practice
The florescent lights of Redwood City's Nazareth Ice Oasis snap to life at 11 p.m. sharp every Sunday, illuminating the crisp red and blue lines on the rink ice that soon turn into fine powder by the steel skates of the SF State hockey team.
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The Gators hockey club played some of its best hockey of the season against San Jose State University Friday night, but an inability to play consistently ultimately cost them in a 15-3 loss to their South Bay rivals in Oakland.
The Spartans notched their first goal
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="600"] Gators goalkeeper Cillian Variot traps the puck during match against Stanford Cardinal in Redwood City Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. The Gators lost 21-5. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.[/caption]
SF State's best hope at skating to its first win of the season got derailed Saturday night,
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="600"] Gator Michael Parra, #88, looks to Corey Bemis, #96 to pass the puck at the Oakland Ice Center, home of the SF State Gators, in Oakland, Calif., on Friday October 24, 2014. The Gators lost to the Spartans 12-0. Daniel Porter/Xpress.[/caption]