The Polar Bears have no time to dwell on their 13-3 opening night loss to UC Berkeley Sept. 23. After just a few days to work out the kinks, SRJC is headed to the State of Hockey in a make or break road trip.
SRJC plays four teams in four days in its first-ever trip to Minnesota Sept. 28-Oct. 1. The team is scheduled to face the University of St. Thomas (9/28), Minnesota State University, Mankato (9/29), the University of Minnesota (9/30) and St. Cloud State University (10/1).
All four teams are American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II clubs from universities that host Division I NCAA hockey teams. These schools are also members of the Western Collegiate Club Hockey Association (WCCHA), a subdivision of the ACHA that is similar to the Polar Bears’ own Pacific Collegiate Hockey Association.
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA (Sept. 26, 2017): After the late addition of a few key pieces just days before the Polar Bear’ first official game of the 2017-18 season Sept. 23, first-year head coach Nate Panek is ready to officially announce his roster for the first half of the season.
Seventeen players will suit up for SRJC— a slightly smaller roster to begin the year than what the Polar Bears are used to. But with a healthy mix of returning and new players, SRJC is pretty primed for a comeback after the less-than-stellar end to the previous season.
Last year’s points leader David Lundgren highlights a healthy list of 10 forwards. This is his fourth semester with the team, and will no doubt anchor SRJC’s top lines, and quite possibly, defense as well. Lundgren is one of four returning Polar Bears who switch between both positions. His leadership, along with returning players John Zerbe and Anthony Giampaoli, is paramount to the success of first-year players Mike Anderson, Blake Coleman, Auston Ghirardelli, Steven McDowell, Bobby Rogers, Marco Schamoni and Jacob Yaden.
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA (September 14, 2017): The Sant Rosa Junior College Hockey team announced today that the organization will begin charging admission to select home games this season at Snoopy's Home Ice. All games with early start times now cost to attend, while all games with a 9:15 p.m. time remain free of charge.
SRJC kicks off the season at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 vs UC Berkeley. This match-up is the first of five home games that the team will charge admission. The other games include Oct. 7 vs. Santa Clara University, Oct. 13 vs. CSU Long Beach, Nov. 11 vs. the University of Oregon and Jan. 20 vs. Cal Lutheran University.