By Ryan Carlson (@RyanCarlson88):
Too close for comfort is one way to describe how the San Jose State ice hockey team ended its last two games of the 2017-2018 season.
The Spartans, who finished the year 10-18-3 lost a nailbiter to the University of California Berkeley Golden Bears 3-2 Friday night then bounced back Saturday, edging Gonzaga by the same score.
The Spartans played the Golden Bears three times this year, winning the first contest, but failed to win the season-series as they dropped the next two.
Although the team ended the year eight games under .500, the season-finale win versus the Bulldogs has to feel good, especially since it was the last time on the ice for a lot of the team.
The Spartans said farewell to some key seniors who have been a big part of the Spartan hockey organization for many years. Jared Anstett, Eddie Berlin, Jon Rivard, and Matthew Agustin are all seniors graduating this spring.
Starting goalie Eddie Berlin has been with the team for four years and has done very well for the Spartans. He is fifth in all time games played at 68 games with a 3.70 save percentage. Evan Sutherland is expected to move in as starting goalie next season.
As these four Spartans move on, its an unforeseeable future for the rest of the team. as as they look to make it to the playoffs next season.