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Matadors drop opener in overtime thriller
Sep 20, 2014  2:30 AM
Brian Carcerano scored with 30 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the score at five but San Diego State scored 30 seconds into overtime to beat the Matadors on opening night.

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Matadors begin new season, era Friday
Sep 15, 2014  10:08 PM
The Matadors will begin the 2014-15 season, their third in Division 2, Friday night at San Diego State.

With the new season also comes big changes to the program including a new home rink, the Simi Valley Iceoplex, a personal dressing room at the Iceoplex and a new conference affiliation with the West Coast Hockey Conference.

Last season the Matadors finished with a 10-12-1-3 record and a 15th place ranking in the West region. They also beat a ranked team for the first time and a top ten ranked team for the first time.

This season they will try and build on those firsts and finish ranked in the top ten which would qualify them for Regionals.

The Matadors are the fifth member of the WCHC along with Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, Loyola Marymount and Northern Arizona. CSUN will play each team twice for WCHC standings. The WCHC playoffs will be held the first weekend of February at NAU.

CSUN and San Diego State haven't played one another in a year and a half. The last game between the two teams was in mid-February 2013.

You can listen to the game by clicking on the broadcast link. The pre-game show starts at 9 PM.

CSUN Hockey Announces Tryout Dates
Aug 4, 2014  12:59 PM
The 2014-15 season is fast approaching. With the move to a new facility and the construction of the team's locker room, 2014-15 looks to be a land mark year for the club.

There will be two Pre-Tryout skates 8/22 at 6:45pm and 8/23 at 7:00pm. These skates are highly recommended, but are not mandatory. The cost for each session is $20 (cash or check). All checks must be payable to Associated Students, Inc.

Tryouts will be 8/29 at 7:45pm and 8/30 at 6pm. The cost for the tryouts will be $45 for the two sessions. Both tryouts are mandatory. All checks must be payable to Associated Students, Inc.

Players must bring: a copy of their drivers license, their CSUN student ID and a copy of their class schedules.

Practices for 2014-15 will be 7:00am-8:45am Tuesday and Thursday at the Iceoplex in Simi Valley. Off ice training will be Monday and Wednesday from 7:00am-8:15am in the Student Recreation Center.

If you have any questions, please email the team at csunhockey@csunas.org.

Matadors Announce Move to Simi Valley and Join WCHC
Feb 25, 2014  1:52 PM
The Cal. State Northridge Ice Hockey Club held their end of year meeting and came out of the room with some big changes for the 2014-15 year. The club elected new officers - Greg Thompson - President, Drew Lagaly - Vice President, Michael Standke- Treasurer, Ellis Bourgoujian - Secretary, Andrew Monesi - Risk Manager, Matt Alesse - Public Relations and Dustin Martin - Sport Club Council Representative. Martin and Bourgoujian are the only two players returning from last year's Executive Board. With new blood running the show, the group made some big decisions.

After nine years at the LA Kings Valley Ice Center, the Matadors will be moving to play out of the Simi Valley Iceoplex. Coach JP Gale said, "The LA Kings Valley Ice Center was really good to us and helped us through some trying times in the past. We thank them for all they've done for us." The move to Simi Valley will bring added exposure for CSUN to some of the top recruits playing in the Titans youth hockey program.

President Greg Thompson said, "We will be able to do things like chuck-a-puck, there's a full snack bar, better viewing areas for the game and we're working on our own locker room. Plus a lot of the team grew up playing there and it just seemed like the time to make a change."

The Matadors also took a step up in their competition joining the West Coast Hockey Conference. CSUN will be the 5th team in the conference joining Loyola Marymount, Northern Arizona, CSU Fullerton and CSU Long Beach. Coach JP Gale said, "This is a tough conference. Three teams qualified for post season ACHA play and one is going to Nationals. We're going to have to work hard if we want to be successful."

CSUN will only be graduating 3 players this year and with a solid pool of recruits already admitted, Northridge could be adding another 5-10 players for next year's campaign.

2013-14 Season Recap
Feb 12, 2014  1:41 PM
The Matadors second season in Division 2 was a successful one as the team accomplished many firsts.

After a disappointing 6-13-1-1 record in their first season in Division 2 the Matadors were looking to rebound and gain respect in the West Region.

The accomplishments started early. The second game of the season the Matadors beat UNLV for the first time ever 8-2.

In November the Matadors beat a ranked team for the first time when they beat #11 North Texas 3-2.

In early December the Matadors beat UNLV, ranked 14th at the time, for the first time in Vegas 2-1.

But the best highlights of the season came in mid January when the Matadors traveled to Texas for a four game trip. The first game the Matadors beat a top ten opponent for the first time when they beat #7 Texas A&M 6-5 in overtime. After that the Matadors beat Texas State 6-4 and 11-3 and the University of Texas 9-1. It was the first time the Matadors swept a four game road trip in at least ten years.

Due in large part to the Texas A&M win the Matadors were ranked for the first time in Division 2 in the fourth ranking 13th. They finished the season ranked 15th.

The Matadors also finished the season with an overall record of 10-12-1-3.

Now that the Matadors have proved they can hang in Division 2 the next goal is to qualify for the West Regional tournament next season.


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