The Polar Bears of The Santa Rosa Junior College will be the second seed in the Pacific Collegiate Hockey Association’s 37th Annual Adams Cup Championship hosted at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena on February 23 and 24.
In the first of two doubleheaders, the 1st place Aggies, with a league record of 11 wins and 1 loss, will meet Cal Sate Sacramento with 2 wins and 10 losses at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Leading U.C. Davis are PCHA’s top three scorers, Gordon Dickson with 66 points, Lucas Digati, 43 points and Joey Koressel also with 43 points. Sac State is lead by Matt Grindstoff who managed 7 goals and 8 assists for 15 points during the regular season. The Hornets of Sacramento State will also have their hands full with Aggie goaltender Niklas Braun who managed a goals against average of only 3.34 per game – best for the season in the PCHA.
The second game of the double header single elimination tournament will see second place Santa Rosa Junior College with a record of 9 wins and 3 loses face-off against 3rd place finisher Santa Clara University regular season record of 6 wins and 6 loses. Fortified with six consecutive wins, Santa Rosa’s Polar Bears are lead by Josiah Nikkel, 33 points, Christopher Whitten, 23 points and Aliaksei Kulikousky with 19 points. The Broncos of Santa Clara, supervised with the capable goaltending of Christina Wood, have equally strong offense lead by Gage Emerson, Scott Fronsdahl and David Griffin.
The winner of each game will face-off on Sunday at 11:15 a.m. for the 37th Annual Adams Cup Championship Final. The two runner-up teams will meet at 9 a.m. for 3rd place in the Sunday double header.
Admission to each double header is $5.00 with all proceeds to support the member clubs of the Pacific Collegiate Hockey Association, which is completing its 41st season. Live streaming of each game may be secured through Black Dog Enterprises, http://www.blackdogenterprises.org/ProjectsBDLive-SJSU.php.