The SRJC Hockey team went undefeated in its second month of competition, beating six different teams to boost its overall record to 10-1. That win streak leads the Polar Bears into a month of new challenges and competitors- starting with SRJC’s fourth annual Wine Country Collegiate Classic.
Beginning today, SRJC will host its annual tournament at Snoopy’s Home Ice, facing three highly competitive ACHA teams.
The action kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Nov.6, with the Polar Bears taking on former PCHA rival Santa Clara University. Three weeks ago, SRJC travelled to Redwood City to take on their division foe and edged out a last second 4-3 win. That game was an all-out 60-minute battle, and this rematch is sure to be another nail bitter.
College of the Canyons and the University of New Mexico will close out the first day of competition. CoC is looking for its first win on the season and must stop a surging UNM, who is coming off back-to-back victories over the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
On Friday, Nov. 7, SRJC will compete against CoC for the third time this season. In late September, the Polar Bears won two games against CoC on the team’s Southern California road trip. Tempers flared in the second game, costing CoC a few players and giving SRJC the victory. This time around, it might not be as easy for the Polar Bears, who are having trouble staying out of the penalty box.
Santa Clara and UNM will play immediately following SRJC’s 6 p.m. match.
The last day of the showcase will pit SRJC against UNM at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8. UNM currently sits one spot behind the Polar Bears in the unofficial ACHA rankings. With the first official round of rankings due to come out Nov. 7, there is no doubt this match will be the most exciting of the weekend.
Coc and Santa Clara will end the tournament with a 9 p.m. game.
All fans are encouraged to come out to Snoopy’s and cheer the Polar Bears to victory. As always admission is free.