The win streak continues as the Polar Bears annihilated the competition over the weekend, besting both Sacramento State and San Jose State’s Division III team for the second time this season.
SRJC traveled to Vacaville to take on Sac State Friday night, last seeing its division rival in early October. The Polar Bears didn’t waste any time getting on the board, scoring 21 seconds into the game then making it 2-0 with a shot by forward Jimmy Reed. Sac State scored on a power play shortly after, but SRJC still held a 4-1 lead thanks to an Adam Johnson goal as the first period ended. The Polar Bears added six more goals in the second period, giving up two to Sac State in the process. SRJC put up three more in the third period, including a shorthander by Dylan Dixon. Sac State tried to make a play in the final seven minutes of the game, netting three goals to cut the Polar Bear’s lead to 13-6. Despite scoring another goal on the man advantage to end the game, Sac State came up short 13-7.
The next day SRJC met San Jose State’s DIII team at Shark’s Ice in Fremont for another exciting PCHA matchup. Team points leader Josiah Nikkel opened the game with a shot past the San Jose goalie, followed by two Blake Johnson goals. Dylan Dixon notched his second goal of the night seconds after San Jose slipped one by goalie Jacob Pavsek to end the first period with a 5-1 lead. The Polar Bears made a change in the net to start the second, inserting freshman Troy Tennison. Tennison kept San Jose from scoring the final two periods as his teammates went on an offensive beat down, ending the match 20-1.
John Keshishian scored a natural hat trick (three goals in the second period), ending the night with five goals, 1 assist. Rounding out the offense was Nikkel (2 goals, 4 assists), Dixon (3 goals, 3 assists) and Jackson Joyce (2 goals, 3 assists).
The Polar Bears will break until December 13 when they will travel to the Cow Palace to take on San Francisco State University. SRJC will return to competition after the New Year, when the team will open the second half of the season against the Tahoe Blue January 4, 2014.