The Sharks High School Hockey League held its first ever SAP Center Varsity game on Sunday November 6th, 2016. This year marks the inaugural season of it's pure team Varsity High School Fall/Winter division.
Sunday's match-up was between Bellarmine Bells and Willow Glen Rams. Complete with music, in-game announcing, starting line-ups, multiple camera angles and replays on the jumbo tron, the game was a huge success. Ultimately Bellermine came out on top earning its second league win of the season.
The league is working with the San Jose Barracuda, the Sharks AHL affiliate, in helping make each of these games an all around, great experience for the teams involved. Each SAP Center game will take place prior to, or directly following a San Jose Barracuda game.
"We are extremely excited to be able to work with the Barracuda to make these games a reality for the players in our league. Our hope is that this will spark some excitement in the Bay Area that might lead to other schools participating in our league," said Amanda Long, High School Hockey Coordinator.
Below is the complete list of Varsity games at SAP Center for the Fall/Winter season:
Thursday 12/8/2016 - Bellarmine vs Valley Christian
Sunday 12/11/2016 - Los Gatos vs Mitty
Wednesday 1/4/2017 - Bellarmine vs Willow Glen
Friday 1/6/2017 - Mitty vs Valley Christian
Wednesday 2/8/2017 - Valley Christian vs Los Gatos
Tuesday 2/14/2017 - Bellarmine vs Mitty
Sunday 3/5/2017 - Los Gatos vs Willow Glen
For the complete 2016-17 Varsity Fall/Winter season schedule please use the following link: http://www.sharkshighschoolhockey.com/schedule/day/league_instance/48792?subseason=342490