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11/07/14 - Gameday Preview: Spartans Host T.E.A.M. Clinic Gold Rush Showcase
By the SJSUHockey.net Staff
Your Spartans host the 19th annual TEAM Clinic Gold Rush Showcase this weekend with three games this weekend.

Friday night, the Spartans get a rematch with Cal State Fullerton at 7:30 pm. On Saturday at 7:00 pm, SJSU will grind it out versus the Oregon Ducks. They wrap up the weekend with a 3:15pm game on Sunday against Cal State Northridge.

For those of you who can't make the games this weekend, all three games will be streamed live with video on Black Dog Enterprises. Friday's game will also be broadcast on 90.5 KSJS. Jonathan Wold is on the call all weekend, with Chad Oklin-Jolin joining him on Saturday and Sunday.

KNOW YOUR ENEMIES
#12 Cal State Fullerton Titans
Although the Spartans last game was against the Titans, that's not the case for Fullerton. Last weekend, the Titans traveled to Tempe for two games against Arizona State Elite, and one game against Arizona State PAC 8. Elite roughed them up 9-1 and 15-1, while PAC 8 defeated Fullerton by a solid 5-1 margin. These losses drop the Titans to a 6-7 record.

David Marabella and Alec Censullos are tied for the team lead with 19 points. Trevor Wada has a 3-5 record in net with a 5.58 GAA and a .871 SV%, while Jesse Sczublewski sits at 3-2 with a 4.53 GAA and a .847 SV%.

Oregon Ducks

The Ducks come into San Jose with a 3-3 record. Oregon is not in the top 15 in the first rankings, but they always seem to play tough when they come to town.

They started the season with a split of a two game series in Oakland against Cal-Berkeley to begin the year. They came back with two big wins against University of Washington, and fell just short to ASU PAC 8 twice in Tempe with 3-2 and 2-0 losses.

Nick Sciabarra leads the team with 6 goals and 3 assists in 4 games for the Ducks. Connor McBride is right behind him with 5 goals, and Patrick Sgarlata has been the playmaker this year with a goal and 6 assists. Danny Cockriel returns as the starter with a 1-2 record, a 3.33 GAA and a .900 SV%.

#14 Cal State Northridge Matadors
The Matadors comes into the weekend with a 5-4 record. They had a close 6-5 loss to SDSU to begin the year and stuck close with Northern Arizona for two games a few weeks ago. Their victories have come against UNLV, Texas A&M and Chapman.

Andrew Monesi leads a potent offense with 13 goals and 8 assists in just 8 games played. Alex Reints and Brian Carcerano are right behind him with 18 points each. Northridge has also split time between their two goalies. Kevin Noonan is 2-2 with a 4.54 GAA and a .898 SV%, while Michael Standke is 3-1 with a 3.50 GAA and a .899 SV%.

STORYLINES

We thought things might get rough during the last game against Fullerton, but will we get a repeat performance tonight in San Jose? And how will the Spartans look on Friday as Nicholas Matejovksy and Schuyler Krawczuk serve their 1 game disqualifications?

Zach McKeithan is expected to debut with SJSU D2 tonight after some dominant performances for SJSU D3. McKeithan has 18 goals and 5 assists in 7 D3 games this year. Can he provide an added offensive boost for these Spartans?

Jacob Hickey should return from injury this weekend, possibly as soon as tonight. After putting up 3 points in his only game played so far, will he be able to offset the absences of Matejovsky & Krawczuk?

Go Spartans!
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