On Saturday, February 15th, the SRJC Polar Bears clinched the PCHA conference championship in Oakland against Santa Clara University. This is the first win of the Adams Cup since 2016 for the Polar Bears. Santa Clara scored first 2 1/2 minutes in to the game. SRJC's captain, Bobby Rogers answered back with a goal a minute later, quickly followed by a goal from his linemate Auston Ghirardelli. This duo was the undoing of Santa Clara. Ghirardelli had a hand in all 8 Polar Bear goals. Congratulations SRJC!
The Polar Bears want to send a sincere thank you to our amazing major sponsors. Redhawk Glass, Windsor Healdsburg Mortuary, and NY Pie generously contributed funds to help us pay our ice and referee bills to bring you action packed home games. We very much appreciate your continued support to help us fulfill our schedule each season.
Sadly, each season, the Polar Bears must say good-bye to some of their own. We wish the very best for; goalie Tait Carlson, Captain Bobby Rogers, Forward Auston Ghirardelli, forward Steven McDowell, and our Team President, defenseman Anthony Giampaoli. Thank you for bringing your skills and experience to the Polar Bears, and you will always be connected as a member of an exclusive club and valuable teammate to the SRJC Ice Hockey Team and the sport we all love.
The Polar Bears played a hard fought game against the Fresno Bulldogs on Friday, January 31st. There were so many penalties from both teams during this game, the scorekeepers filled up the whole sheet! Fresno scored the only two goals in the first period. SRJC's forward, Auston Ghirardelli, responded with the first two goals in the second, however, Fresno closed the period with three more goals. Fresno put one in the net early in the 3rd. The Polar Bear's captain, Bobby Rogers, found the back of the Bulldog's net twice before Fresno scored twice more. SRJC forward, Josh Sampietro, gave it one more try with 27 seconds left in the 3rd, to make the final score 8-5 Fresno.
Saturday's game against Stanford was the final game of the season for the Polar Bears. With the exception of a single goal by Bobby Rogers in the first period, number 89, Auston Ghirardelli, scored 7 of the 8 goals for the night for the team. It was a strong finish for Santa Rosa who ended up the first seed in the PCHA conference.