This weekend, UC Davis will take on Santa Clara University twice--once in Fremont, and once here in Vacaville. Tonight the Aggies will travel to Sharks Ice at Fremont to face them for the first time this season.
Both teams got off to a slow start this season, but recently have picked up steam. After losing 3 straight, the Aggies heavily rebounded against Santa Rosa JC, picking up a 5-4 victory. That was followed by a 19-2 shellacking of SFSU the next weekend. However, they face a team that played Santa Rosa JC the day after Davis did, and beat them 3-2.
Davis looks to improve on their 3-3 record. Santa Clara sits at 3-4-0-1 on the season so far. So far, Gordon Dickson leads the team in points with a staggering 37 in 6 games. Kaz Machida and Gunther Schuler follow him with 15 and 14 points respectively, while Kyle Armstrong leads the defence with 11 points. Goaltender Niklas Braun will get the nod Friday night, starting his 5th game of the season.