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01/29/16 - Battle of the Alameda, Part Deux
By the SJSUHockey.net Staff
The second round of the Battle of the Alameda will actually take place far away from the road separating the two schools. Santa Clara is officially the home team for this match-up which will start at 11 pm from Sharks Ice at Fremont.

If you can't make it down to the rink, Jonathan Wold is on the call with live streaming video online at Black Dog Enterprises.

KNOW YOUR ENEMY
Santa Clara University Broncos
The Broncos come into the game right at .500, sitting with an 8-8-2 record. One of those ties included a shootout victory against College of the Canyons. They've played some familiar opponents to Spartan fans. Besides the aforementioned CoC game, SCU has a 7-2 loss to UNLV, but has defeated SRJC in two of three games.

Last year, Santa Clara went 10-8-1 according to ACHAHockey.org. In two games last year between the Spartans and Broncos, the Spartans took wins by 5-0 & 3-1 scores. This season, back in October, the Spartans took the win 7-3. Christian Rendino led the way in that game with 3 assists for SJSU, while Spencer Archer had 2 goals.

In the 9 games recorded on the ACHA website, AJ Hood and Tommy Tuohy are tied for the team lead with 7 points. In goal, Francis Nix played in 8 of those games, with a 2-5 record, a 4.33 goals against average and an .896 save percentage.

STORYLINES
With an odd 11 pm start, this will be the latest game of the season. Can the Spartans keep up the intensity as the game wears on?

Last weekend, the Spartans seemed to hit their stride with 3 balanced lines and 5 solid defensemen. Will they continue to impress, or will we find a hole in their gameplan?

While the Spartans didn't have trouble with Santa Clara the first time around, this SCU team has beaten SRJC - a team that has beaten SJSU. Have the Broncos gotten their game together enough to challenge the Spartans in round two?

Go Spartans!
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