The SRJC Ice Hockey team would like to invite all their fans to "Bring The Ruckus" to Vacaville for the PCHA Playoffs.
The Polar Bears will be defending their PCHA championship on February 8th and 9th at Vacaville Ice Sports in Vacaville, California. SRJC enters the playoff tournament as the #1 seed and will play #4 Sacramento State on Saturday, February 8th at 8:00pm. The PCHA championship game is Sunday, February 9th at 2:30pm, the consolation game will be played prior to the championship game. Also attending the tournament are #2 UC Davis and #3 Santa Clara University.
Fans can get a special rate on hotel rooms at the Hampton Inn & Suites Vacaville-Napa Valley for $99 per night when they mention the PCHA Tournament. The hotel is conveniently located right next to the Vacaville Ice Sports complex.
From an 18-2 win over San Jose State to a sweep of the Wine Country Collegiate Classic, Snoopy’s Home Ice has been the Polar Bear’s lucky charm this season. SRJC has yet to lose on its home ice and this Saturday as the team takes on its PCHA rival UC Davis for the last home game of the year, the Polar Bears expect nothing less than another spectacular victory.
The team will look a little different as it takes the ice, as it does after every winter break: a few players have departed while a few have joined. Despite the roster shakeup, the Polar Bears are focused on making every minute on the ice count before they embark on their playoff journey.
SRJC has faced offed against UC Davis twice this season, victoriously outscoring the team 16-10. Forwards Adam Johnson, John Keshishian and Josiah Nikkel led the offense in both games, and will most likely do the same in this last match. The three skaters are among the team’s lead scorers, and Nikkel ranks sixth in points in the ACHA’s Division III.
Saturday’s game will also give the Polar Bears a good look at a refreshed UC Davis team before both clubs head into the PCHA tournament at the end of January. The reigning PCHA champions will no doubt match up against UC Davis once again in the division tournament, just like in last season’s championship game. A series win would be an excellent precursor for SRJC’s ACHA playoff run starting in mid-February.
The puck is slated drop at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and as always admission is free.