2019 Nationals Program Article Excerpt
#CuseRollerApril 8th, 2019 at 9:00PM April 8th, 2019 11:39PM
Below is an excerpt from 1 of the 3 articles from the 2019 National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships Event Program.
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By Andrew Ungvary
When I stumbled upon the roller hockey club my sophomore year at Syracuse University, I was at a crossroads. I had recently been told by the coaching staff of the ice hockey team at Syracuse that I had not gained enough weight over the summer, and with a large group of 21-year-old freshmen coming in, I would probably not play in many games this season. I didn’t want to spend another year traveling around the country just to sit and watch club hockey games, but I also did not want to stop playing competitive hockey. I had always played roller hockey with my friends growing up, but never on an organized team. When I found out we had a team at Syracuse, I jumped right in without knowing much about what I was getting myself into. After an up and down regular season our team really came together in the playoffs, and I realized what we could accomplish if we started taking this a little more seriously. If we wanted to really compete we needed some more players, but more importantly we needed players who were going to look at this as more than a hobby. We needed hockey players, not kids who play hockey.