Friday night was a wild one as San Jose State skated away with a 4-1 win over Santa Clara. The game was tilted much in favor of the Spartans as they heavily out-shot their local rivals and dominated most of the night. The game featured some heavy hits, highlight reel goals, and lots of intensity.
The game started off slow as the first period came and went without a goal scored. It wasn’t until almost 8 minutes into the second period when Santa Clara opened up the scoring. Not much later the Spartans tied the game on an unassisted goal by defensman Brandon Hirschel.
The third period opened up a but as the Spartans tallied off 3 unanswered goals to close out the game. Goals by Keanu Deguchi, Ryan Lothman, and Jared Anstett were all the Spartans needed to skate away with a 4-1 win over their local rival SCU. Next up for the Spartans are back-to-back games against CSU Northridge. To view the boxscore or the gamesheet please click the links below.
Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, it’s finally here! The off-season is over and we have officially kicked off the 2016/2017 season. Opening night for your San Jose State Spartans was held on Thursday night the 22nd of September as they squared off against their so-cal rival, the USC Trojans.
Starting in net this season is goaltender Eddie Berlin. Eddie is taking over for the departed “Super” Mario Retana and looks to make a name of his own as the “Berlin Wall.” Both teams have added some players and are boasting more depth .
USC started off the scoring with 8:51 to go in the first period. The Spartans bounced back after the intermission when Keanu Deguchi, a.ka. “Gooch” or “Gucci,” tied the game eight minutes into the second period with a power-play goal, his first of the season. The celebration wasn’t long-lived though as the Trojans once again took the lead less than two minutes later. Fortunately, the Spartans managed to fight back and score another power-play goal before the period ended. This time it was forward Schuyler Krawczuk making the tally and sending the teams to the dressing rooms tied at 2-2.
The third period was well battled by both teams and featured some heavy hitting. The Spartans started off strong and scored the first goal of the period when defenseman Brandon Hirschel, or “Hershey”, netted his first goal of his Spartan career. Midway through the period USC tied the game, after no scoring the rest of the third, both teams braced for overtime.
The overtime frame featured no scoring and no heroics. The game was well contested and resulted in a 3-3 tie. The Spartans will now prepare for their next set of games starting with Santa Clara on Friday night, followed by back-to-back home games with CSU-Northridge on Saturday and Sunday.
To view the previous games Boxscore or Gamesheet click the corresponding link below.
SJSU hockey has implemented a new workout regimen this season. At the core of the transition is an app designed by bodybuilding.com called Bodyspace. This user friendly app, which could also be misconstrued as a Facebook for meatheads, aims at helping members reach goals and achieve results . The app features a vast database of workout programs that are all designed specifically to meet the users needs.
The Spartans have their own workout plan installed directly onto the app. This comes in handy as it takes the added stress of planning workout schedules off of these busy college students. All they have to do is download the app, add their teammates, and then add the Spartans workout program. It’s that simple. All they have to do then is open the app daily to check for any notifications. If a notification is present, it will display what workouts need to be done for the day. If a notification is not present, that means it is either a rest day, a practice day, or a game day. To plan ahead, the user can always view the “body calendar” for the planned workouts which have already been set up for the remainder of the hockey season.
The program being used by the Spartans consists of one lower body day, one upper body day, one cardio day, and one power-lifting day. All workouts are usually around an hour long except the cardio which is only a half-hour. Last year the Spartans were hit hard with injuries late in the season. With all the hard work being put in at the gym, things will definitely be different this time around.
The 2016-2017 season is sure to be full of highlights and special moments. The Spartans have big games against rivals Santa Clara and USC, as well as the annual road trip to the University of Las Vegas. But just in case all of that just isn’t enough, we have a nice surprise for everyone. This year the SJSU hockey team will be introducing a new look with the implementation of new uniforms! The new uniforms were designed to similar to the school’s football team with the school’s name on the front of the jersey as well as the players number. As was the case in years prior, the Spartans will feature a royal blue jersey, this year it will have white lettering with a gold outline.
Although the blue is a fan favorite and will retain its status as one of the best jersey’s in college hockey, the big hype is over the teams new gold jersey. The gold jersey will have many of the same features as the blue jersey, but will consist of blue lettering. The addition of new uniforms has created a nice buzz in the locker room as all players are more then ready for a “fresh” look. For more pics you visit the link https://www.facebook.com/RebirthSports/photos?ref=page_internal.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Spartans first day of practice was underway at Sharks Ice San Jose. Coach Phil Hazelwood was on hand to conduct the session as he tries to prepare his team for yet another long season. Most of the day was spent on conditioning and timing drills, consisting of lots of skating. The extra work was deemed necessary as the season is fast approaching. With the first game only 2 weeks away, the Spartans will need to skate hard and prepare for what lies ahead.