‘Phins hockey wins both home games over the weekend
The hockey team took the ice this past Friday and Saturday, winning both of their home games against Canton and Cazenovia. Last season, the team had a successful season, having many experienced players. This season the team hopes to build upon last year’s success and continue with having a winning record.
On the evening of Friday, Nov. 11, the team faced SUNY Canton, their main rival. Last year the team beat Canton 5-2 and continued that streak this year winning the game with the same score of 5-2.
“Our game against Canton was the closest game we have had all year,” said sophomore Yaro Nieves. “Throughout the entire game there was a high level of physicality, seeing as we do not like Canton very much.”
This is a consistent rivalry amongst the two teams, who keep up with high-intensity playing whenever they face one another. This win solidified the Dolphins’ standing in the league, as Canton is one of the strongest teams they face all season.
“It was a big win for the team because we will probably be fighting Canton for first place at the end of the season,” Nieves said.
On Saturday, Nov. 12, the team faced Cazenovia, beating them 10-1. In the 2010-2011 season, Le Moyne beat Cazenovia as well, with a strong score of 12-0. The team carried Friday night’s success into their game Saturday, continuing to incorporate intense playing. The team worked together, managing to keep up with their high level of playing to secure another win.
“In the league we are 6-0 and hope to keep the pace through the end of the season,” Nieves said of the season so far.
This weekend the team will have three home games, with one game each day Friday through Sunday. On Saturday, the team will face Mohawk Valley Community College at 7 p.m. and on Sunday they will face St. John Fisher College at 4 p.m. For more info about the team and upcoming games, make sure to follow the team on Twitter: @lemoynehockey.