Almost a month into the 2015-16 season, the SRJC Hockey team saw both the good and bad that comes with a new crop of Polar Bears. While at times it seems lack of natural defense and miscommunication could sink the ship at any time, a few freshman standouts and trusty veteran leadership have the Polar Bears confidently heading into their second month.
Kicking off the year against UC Berkeley, the team took its sixth consecutive opening night victory over Cal. Rookie forward Max Brownlee found the back of the net around the five-minute mark, his first of two in the 7-4 win.
Captain Josiah Nikkel scored his first of the year, along with two assists on the night; and sophomore Matt Katicich notched one three minutes into the third period. Freshman forward Alex Provost got in on the action in the first period, scoring on his second shift of the game thanks to a pass by Brownlee.
The SRJC Polar Bears are pleased to announce their 2015-16 sponsorship team. The success of the SRJC Ice Hockey team is credited largely to their sponsors, who lend their names and financial support to the club. As a club hockey team the Polar Bears receive no financial support from the Santa Rosa Junior College. The money raised from the sponsorships goes towards supporting team operations, travel expenses, ice time costs and league fees, which can total up to $60,000 for a single season. Without the willingness of local businesses college hockey in Santa Rosa would not exist.