|The Spartans have released their full slate of games for the 2013-14 season. The schedule features 30 contests: 17 at Sharks Ice at San Jose and 13 games split over road trips to Southern California (twice), Utah and Arizona. CLICK HERE for the full game schedule.
SJSU will once again host two showcase events: the 7th Annual Mid-State Electric Best of the West Showcase (November 8-10, 2013) and the 18th Annual Royal Coach Tours Gold Rush Showcase (January 24-26, 2014). CLICK HERE for the full information about the showcases.
The franchise's 23rd campaign kicks off on October 4th and 5th with a two-game set at home vs. in-state rival College of the Canyons. The Spartans' home schedule features many contests against fellow California schools, including Long Beach State (October 25-26, 2013), Santa Rosa J.C. (November 1, 2013), San Diego State (November 9, 2013), Loyola-Marymount (January 27, 2013), USC (January 31-February 1, 2014), and Cal-State Fullerton (February 7-8, 2014).
Another highlight of the home schedule is a visit from Towson University (January 10-11, 2014). The Towson Tigers are an ACHA Division I team hailing from Towson, MD and were 2012-13 league champions of the Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association (ECHA).
The home schedule also includes visits from 7 of the top 15 teams ranked in the ACHA Division II West Region in 2012-13, most notably #1 Utah State (January 25, 2014), #6 Northern Arizona (November 8, 2013), and #10 Texas A&M (January 24, 2014).
SJSU will participate in two road showcases: the 4th Annual Beehive Grill Showcase in Logan and Ogden, UT (November 14-16, 2013) and the Inaugural NAU Mountain Showcase in Flagstaff, AZ (December 5-7, 2013). The Spartans will face stiff competition in both events. The Beehive Grill Showcase will feature University of Utah (finished #7 in the West in 2012-13), two 2013 National Tournament participants in Weber State (finished Top 10 in the nation in 2012-13) and Utah State (finished #3 in the nation in 2012-13) and a fourth opponent that has yet to be announced. The NAU Mountain Showcase will also feature Weber State along with 2013 National Tournament participant Arizona State (finished Top 10 in the nation in 2012-13) and host Northern Arizona (finished #6 in the West in 2012-13).
All 30 games will be broadcast live and available for on-demand viewing on BLACK DOG ENTERPRISES. This will be SJSU's second year partnering with the Northern California-based multimedia production company. Also back for his second full season behind the mic will be Jonathan Wold. The "Voice of the Spartans" will bring all of the exciting action to you each and every week.