Matt Lopes(35) Cape Cod Barons

Matt Lopes(35) signed to play with Cape Cod Barons of the Federal Hockey League just under a month ago but it wasn’t until last week that he got to see any action as he likely doesn’t travel with the team.

It happened when starter Peter Skoggard(30) got into a 3rd period fight with Privateers‘ goalie Richard Sillery(1) and both were tossed from the game.

Then in comes Matt Lopes(35) for his 2nd professional hockey action ever. I just so happened to be at the game in Lowell last March where he was signed as the emergency back-up for Manchester Monarchs and pressed into action when Jeff Zatkoff went out with an injury. He ultimately got his first victory in the come back win over the Devils to boot but has seen no pro action since.

One big problem about this time in the crease: no stats.  A pointstreak scorecard was never filled out for the game on 2/12 at the Hyannis Youth And Community Center.  It’s like it never happened, but i have a photo or two to prove it. He only let in one goal and came away with no decision as the game was already decided by then with the Barons losing 4-1.

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