Santa Rosa, California (March 28, 2017): The Santa Rosa Junior College Hockey team today announced it has set the official date for the organization’s end-of-year alumni game. The Polar Bears will welcome players from the last 17 years of SRJC Hockey to participate in a Blue and White game at 5:45 p.m. on April 8 at Snoopy’s Home Ice in Santa Rosa.
The alumni game marks a special place in SRJC hockey history each year, bringing together star players from both the early 2000s team and those who helped rebrand it in 2010 after a long hiatus. Players new and old get a chance to mingle together in a fun and friendly game, each competing for bragging rights as SRJC’s finest Polar Bears skaters.
Lack of depth. Lack of experience.
The SRJC Hockey team’s two biggest shortcomings in the second half stifled the team on its biggest stage this season, as the Polar Bears fell in the first round of the 2017 Pacific Collegiate Hockey Association Tournament Feb. 17-19. Losing to longtime nemesis UC Davis in game one kept the Polar Bears from making PCHA history as the first team to win five-straight league titles.
Despite every confidence in the new-look Polar Bears, there’s no denying that this year’s PCHA Tournament was going to be a lot harder. The team finished the second half with a 1-6 record in the American Collegiate Hockey Association, with a 1-4 record against PCHA clubs.