|San Jose State plays host to the rival USC Trojans for two games this weekend from Fremont.
The first game starts at 7:00 pm from Sharks Ice at Fremont. Game two begins at 7:45 pm on Saturday from Fremont. So remember - Sharks Ice at Fremont with the normal weekend start times swapped.
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KNOW YOUR ENEMY
University of Southern California Trojans
The Trojans will wrap up their season series against SJSU with the two games this weekend. In their last meeting, the Trojans held in tight with the Spartans, with a 4-4 score after two periods. The big guns for the Spartans were too much for the Trojans in the third, however, and SJSU defeated USC 7-4. Rendino, Krawczuk, Archer and Murphy all had 3 points.
After that meeting, the Trojans have struggled, losing their 4 games since. USC now finds themselves losers of 6 straight. Their record has fallen all the way to 4-9 on the season. This includes losses to strong regional contenders like Montana Tech and Long Beach, but also a pair of losses on the road against UC Berkeley.
Cory Newman leads the team with 19 assists and 27 points in 13 games. David Begert lead the squad in goals with 15, and is second with 24 points. Nathan Urquhart remains the team's workhorse netminder as the goalie of record in all 13 games. To go along with his 4-9 record, he has a 5.73 goals against average and an .846 save percentage.
The Spartans have had not one, but two weekends off. Can they shake off the rust against a USC team that always seems to play the Spartans tough?
Due to an altercation SJSU's last game with College of the Canyons, Corey Semmelmayer received a match penalty and will be unable to play in Friday's game. How will the top line respond without one of their wingers?
This is the first and only weekend of the season where SJSU will play home games in Fremont. How will the Spartans respond to playing in a somewhat unfamiliar rink a few miles up 880?