2019 Nationals Program Article Excerpt
After coming together at Regionals, SJSU looks to make a statement at NationalsApril 8th, 2019 at 8:00PM April 8th, 2019 11:39PM
Below is an excerpt from 1 of the 3 articles from the 2019 National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships Event Program.
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By Ryan Dunn
When senior goaltender Jack Robinson began his time at San Jose State University, the longtime roller hockey player was disheartened to find that the university was no longer fielding a team.
Though the school had been a member of the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association intermittently since the 2003-2004 season, the Spartans had been out of the league for two years at the time of Robinson’s arrival. The goaltender – who had previously backstopped West Valley College for two years – began a grassroots campaign to bring collegiate roller hockey back to San Jose, a city whose ties to the sport run deep thanks to the acclaimed Silver Creek Sportsplex.
“The fact that we didn’t have a team was a little bit heartbreaking for me when I started going here,” said Robinson. “Especially since San Jose has been such a big hub for roller hockey for a long time.”