In the 1930s, Santa Clara University fostered its first ever hockey team. Although little is known about the team, its existence was short lived. More than sixty years later, Santa Clara Hockey surfaced again with new leadership and a new attitude in the the mid-1990s. With the guidance of Boston College transfer Matt Goezler and the determination of fellow student, Derek Dukes, SCU Hockey was on a fast track to become a quality club hockey program in California. Yet, as fate would have it in 1996, the coach of SCU Hockey resigned and the program was left to the players. The students were determined to keep the team afloat amongst tumultuous times. Later that year, SCU Hockey ended a chapter in a book that had yet to be finished.
On October 30th, 2006, SCU Hockey redefined itself and once again became an officially recognized club sport. Months earlier, Steven Barbieri and Justin Perna dedicated their lives to resurrecting an old, east coast tradition in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Determined, Barbieri and Perna built a roster, ran unofficial meetings, and filled out the necessary paperwork to gain club status.
It has been 6 great seasons since the SCU team had been reformed. Last season the Broncos took 4th place in the PCHA Division. The Broncos not only have their sights on winning the Adams Cup in the PCHA, but they are focused on pushing through the annual regional tournament and into Nationals. Led by experienced coach, Brian Gray, they not only have individual talent, but the tools to make it happen. These guys are going to make this season their best yet so be sure to watch out for the Broncos when they hit the ice in October.