Surging Sharks Riding a Six Game Point Streak
Shark Snap Shot:
The Worcester Sharks (10-8-1-0, 21pts) chomped five out of a possible six points last week (2-0-0-1) to extend their point streak to a season high six games (5-0-0-1).
The Sharks set a franchise record for most goals on home ice with an 8-2 thrashing of the Portland Pirates on Friday highlighted by a franchise tying five point performance (2-3-5) by rookie Matt Nieto. Team Teal grabbed a point in a 4-3 shootout loss vs. the Bruins on Saturday in front of 5,210 at the DCU Center and wrapped up the 3-in-3 weekend with an impressive 2-1 shootout thriller at Manchester over the first place Monarchs.
Matt Nieto and Freddie Hamilton were recalled by the San Jose Sharks on Saturday after their big performance vs. the Pirates the night before, while Matt Pelech was loaned back to Worcester.
The Worcester Sharks player of the week nominee is forward Travis Oleksuk. The 24-year-old second year forward recorded a pair of goals in three games last week while playing three solid games as the Sharks extended their point streak to six games.
The Sharks host the Manchester Monarchs on Friday at 7:30pm with a special appearance and signing by New England Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins presented by Bay State Savings Bank! - In addition, the first 1,000 fans will receive a popsicle stick goalie mask (it's Friday the 13th!).
Few things to know....
- The Worcester Sharks are currently in 4th place (10-8-1-1, 22pts) in the Atlantic Division and 11th place overall in the Eastern Conference. - the Sharks trail by five points for the 8th and final playoff spot in the East but have five games in hand over the IceCaps.
- The San Jose Sharks currently have 12 players on their roster that have spent time in Worcester (Couture, Desjardins, Pavelski, Sheppard, Wingels, Braun, Demers, Stalock, Irwin, Vlasic, Nieto, Hamilton and McCarthy).
- The San Jose Sharks are currently in 2nd place in the Pacific Division and 3rd place in the Western Conference with 43 points and a 19-6-5 record.
- The Worcester Sharks ride the longest point streak in the East (5-0-0-1) and are 7-1-1-1 in their last ten games overall.
- The #WorSharks set a franchise record with eight goals on home ice on Friday in the 8-2 win over the Pirates.
- Matt Nieto tied a franchise record with five points (2-3-5) - tying Mathieu Darche, fired seven shots, and was +4 in the #WorSharks 8-2 win on Friday - he was recalled by the SJ Sharks the next morning.
- Defenseman Nick Petrecki played in his 254th game as a member of the Worcester Sharks on Sunday, surpassing Mike Moore for the franchise lead in games played.
- The Worcester Sharks lead the AHL with five shootout wins this season.
- Veteran Bracken Kearns is tied for the team lead with 16 points (5-11-16) through 20 games. Kearns also leads the club with eight power play points (3-5-8).
- Rookie goaltender Troy Grosenick ranks 2nd among all AHL goaltenders with a 1.87 GAA, 3rd with a .928 save %, tied for 1st with three shootout wins, and is 5-2-0-0 this season.
- Goaltender Harri Sateri is 4-1-1 in his last six starts dating back to Nov 15.
- Despite missing six games due to injury, Daniil Tarasov leads the club with eight goals and is tied for 1st with 16 points (8-8-16) through just 14 games. Tarasov is 3rd in AHL with three game winning goals and also has a shootout game winner.
- Adam Comrie leads all Worcester d-men with seven points (1-7-8) in 14 games.
- Worcester Sharks alumni Matt Nieto (Oct 8 vs. NYR) and Matt Pelech (Oct 10 at VAN) each have scored their first career NHL goals for the SJ Sharks this season
- Worcester Sharks alumni Alex Stalock is 3-1-0 with the San Jose Sharks this season with a 2.06 GAA and a .930 save %.
- Coach Roy Sommer currently ranks 4th in the AHL with 550 wins in his career (16th season) and 2nd in games coached in the AHL with 1212.
Top 3... Last Week!
1. Matt Nieto tied a franchise record with five points (2-3-5), fired five shots, and was +4 in the Sharks 8-2 win over the Pirates on Friday!
2. Troy Grosenick made 31 saves and stopped 4-of-5 shooters in the shootout for his 3rd straight win in the Sharks 2-1SOW at Manchester on Sunday!
3. Freddie Hamilton recorded three points (2-1-3), fired six shots, and was +4 in the Sharks 8-2 win vs. the Pirates on Friday!
Last Week: (2-0-0-1) 5pts, 3gp
Fri. 12/6 W Portland Pirates 2 @ Worcester SHARKS 8
Sat. 12/7 SOL Providence Bruins 4 @ Worcester SHARKS 3
Sun. 12/8 SOW Worcester SHARKS 2 @ Manchester Monarchs 1
Fri. 12/13 Manchester Monarchs @ Worcester SHARKS - 7:30pm
Sat. 12/14 Worcester SHARKS @ Portland Pirates (in Lewiston, ME) - 7pm
Rewind the Tape:
12.6.13 - Portland 2 - Worcester 8 - W - DCU Center
Six different goal scorers led the Worcester Sharks (9-8-1-0, 19pts) to a season high fourth straight victory with an 8-2 win over the Portland Pirates (7-9-1-2, 17pts) at the DCU Center on Friday night. With the win, the Sharks improved to over .500 for the first time this season. Matt Nieto (2-3-5), Freddie Hamilton (2-1-3), Daniil Tarasov (1-2-3), Dylan Demelo (0-2-2), Marek Viedensky (1-1-2), and Jimmy Bonneau (0-2-2) each had multi point performances while Harri Sateri was sharp with 29 saves in net. Taylor Doherty and Adam Comrie each finished with a +4 rating and as Worcester recorded a four game win streak for the first time since the Sharks won five in a row on Dec 9-17th.
12.7.13 - Providence 4 - Worcester 3 - SOL - DCU Center
The Worcester Sharks (9-8-1-1, 20pts) led 3-1 midway through the third period but the Providence Bruins (13-7-1-2, 29pts) barreled back for a 4-3 shootout victory in front of 5,210 fans at the DCU Center on Saturday night. Eriah Hayes, Travis Oleksuk, and Bracken Kearns scored for Worcester and Harri Sateri made 25 saves in the shootout loss as the Sharks extended their point streak to five games (4-0-0-1). Ryan Spooner added three points for the Bruins (1-2-3) and Zach Trotman forced overtime with a late 3rd period strike as the Bruins won their 5th straight game overall.
12.8.13 - Manchester 1 - Worcester 2 - SOW - Verizon Wireless Arena
Rookie defenseman Konrad Abeltshauser scored his first professional goal in the third period to lift the Worcester Sharks (10-8-1-1, 22pts) to a 2-1 shootout victory over the Manchester Monarchs (16-5-1-4, 38pts) at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Sharks picked up five points on the weekend and now ride a six game point streak (5-0-0-1) heading into Friday night's rematch vs. the Monarchs at the DCU Center. Troy Grosenick won his third straight start making 31 saves and stopping 4-of-5 shooters in the shootout in the victory. Worcester is now 7-1-1-1 in their last 10 games and 5-3-1-0 on the road this season.
Sharks in the Atlantic:
The Sharks (10-8-1-1, 22pts in 20gp) are currently in 4th place in the Atlantic Division; which is 15 points behind the 1st place Monarchs (37pts in 26gp), seven points behind the 2nd place Bruins (29pts in 24gp), five points behind the 3rd place IceCaps (27pts in 25gp), and two points ahead of the 5th place Pirates (20pts in 21gp) to round out a very choppy Atlantic Division.
*1000 GAMES... With the 3-1 victory at Springfield on January 14, 2011, head coach Roy Sommer became just the 4th coach in AHL history to reach the 1,000 games plateau.
*1200 GAMES... With the 5-1 loss in Lewiston, ME vs. the Pirates on November 8, 2013, head coach Roy Sommer became just the 2nd coach in AHL history to reach the 1,200 games plateau.
*500 WINS!.... With a 3-2 shootout victory in Hershey on February 11, 2012, head coach Roy Sommer became just the 4th coach in AHL history to reach the 500 win plateau.
AHL COACHING WINS - ALL-TIME
1. Fred "Bun" Cook 1937-56 19seasons 1,171GP 636 WINS
2. Frank Mathers 1956-85 18seasons 1,256GP 610 WINS
3. John Paddock 1981-2010 16seasons 1,125GP 589 WINS
4. Roy Sommer 1998-current 16seasons 1,212GP 550 WINS
*Worcester Sharks Head Coach Roy Sommer, who plays a major role in developing players for the San Jose Sharks, is currently the longest-tenured coach (16th season) in the American Hockey League. His current regular season record is now: 550-478-49-52-53. (W-L-T-OTL-SOL)
*In Coach Sommer's first AHL victory.... The Kentucky Thoroughblades defeated the Albany River Rats 6-4 at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky on October 17th 1998. Coincidentally, Associate Coach David Cunniff recorded an assist as a member of the River Rats in the hockey game.
*Associate Coach David Cunniff has joined Coach Sommer in 393 of the 548 victories (72%).
*ECHL... Coach Sommer also has 176 wins in the ECHL coaching in five seasons with Roanoke Valley and Richmond.
*Captains for the 2013-14 season: Rob Davison was named the Sharks 6th captain in team history on October 12, 2013. Alternate captains for this season: Bracken Kearns and Jimmy Bonneau. - Brodie Reid and Marek Viedensky have also worn the A this season.
*From east to west..... The Worcester Sharks have already had five players (8 call-ups) receive at least one call up to the San Jose Sharks already this season. (Pelech, McCarthy, Kearns, Hamilton, and Nieto)
*Breaking down October... The Sharks went 2-3-0-0 (4pts in 5gp) record in October with 12 GF and 14 GA. PP was 5-27 (18.5%); opponents PP was 2-for-22 (9.0%), and the Sharks had 10 fighting majors in October.
*Breaking down November... The Sharks went 6-5-1-0 (13pts in 12gp) record in November with 26 GF and 35 GA. PP went 7-for-51 (13.7%); opponents PP went 11-for-60 (18.3%), and the Sharks had 18 fighting majors in November.
*Breaking down December... The Sharks are 2-0-0-1 (5pts in 3gp) record in December with 13 GF and 7 GA. PP is 1-for-11 (9.1%); opponents PP is 2-for-8 (25.0%), and the Sharks have 0 fighting majors in December.
*8 Goal Explosion!... the Worcester Sharks scored eight goals vs. the Portland Pirates on Dec 6 - setting a franchise record for most goals scored at the DCU Center! - heading into that game (18th game), the Sharks had not scored more than three goals in a game!
*Monster Night.... The line of Freddie Hamilton (2-1-3), Matt Nieto (2-3-5), and Daniil Tarasov (1-2-3) combined for 11 points, 18 shots, and a combined +12 in the Sharks 8-2 win over the Pirates on Dec 6.
*Multi-Point Game....Tough Guy Jimmy Bonneau had two assists in the Sharks 8-2 win over the Portland Pirates on Dec 6... his 1st multi point game as a member of the Sharks in game #88.
*Staying out of the Box.... The Sharks have only had to kill 15 power plays in their last seven games (2.14 power plays against per game).
*Welcome Back... Dan DaSilva returned to the Worcester Sharks on Nov 20 after leading the ECHL with 26 points (7-19-26) in just 14 games for the Ontario Reign and was recently named the ECHL Player of the Week for Nov 11-17. DaSilva currently ranks 9th all-time in Worcester Sharks history with 109 points (43-66-109) in 185 games for Team Teal and is the franchise leader in playoff points with 18 (5-13-18) in 23 Calder Cup playoff games. A member of the original Crazed Rats Line with John McCarthy and Andrew Desjardins; DaSilva had his best professional season with the Sharks in 2010-11 as he set career highs in points (53), goals (21), assists (32), and was +23 as the Sharks won the regular season Atlantic Division title with a 49-25-0-6 record.
*Shooting %... the Sharks as a team have a 7.1% shooting percentage which is 30th in the AHL.
*Firsts last week... the Sharks scored more than three goals in a game on Friday (8 vs. Portland)... Marek Viedensky scored his first goal of the season in Friday.... Konrad Abeltshauser scored his 1st professional goal on Sunday in Manchester.
*Strange but true... the Sharks have more fighting majors (14) than goals (10) in the first period this season... the 10 goals scored is the fewest in the AHL.
*Thanks Ballou... despite being 5-1 in the shootout this season, the Sharks are just 26W-44L overall (37.1%)
*OT... the Sharks were the last team to play an overtime game in the AHL in their 3-2 OTL at St. John's on Nov 13. However, the Sharks have now played seven of their last 10 games past regulation (OTL, SOW, SOW, L, SOW, SOW, W, W, SOL, SOW).
*Shootout Success... the Sharks are 5-1 in the shootout this season with a 41% scoring percentage (6th) and a 78.8% saves percentage (8th). - the Sharks five wins are the most in the AHL.
*Shootout Game Winners... Brodie Reid (2) is tied for the AHL lead with two shootout game winners while Sena Acolatse (1) is tied for the AHL lead in shootout winners among defensemen.
*Dirty Harri... goaltender Harri Sateri was brilliant in St. John's on Nov 15 and 16 posting back-to-back shootout wins. Sateri allowed just three goals on 54 shots (.944%) and went 11-14 in the shootout (78.5%).... Harri is 4-1-1 in his last six starts.
*Home shutout... the 27 save shutout by Troy Grosenick on Nov 2 vs. the St. John's IceCaps at the DCU Center was the 1st shutout on home ice for the Sharks in almost a year. Alex Stalock had the last shutout on Nov 4, 2012 vs. the Manchester Monarchs in a 1-0SOW. Coincidentally, Stalock also made 27 saves in the victory.
*Score first... the Sharks have scored FIRST 8 times in 20 games this season (5-1-1-1) - Freddie Hamilton 2, Daniil Tarasov 2, Rylan Schwartz 1, Brodie Reid 1, Bracken Kearns 1, and Eriah Hayes 1.
*GWG.... Despite only playing in 14 games due to injury, Daniil Tarasov is 3rd in the AHL with thee game winning goals.... Tarasov also has a shootout game winner!
*Just like in college.... Sharks rookie forward Eriah Hayes led the NCAA last season with 186 shots on goal with Minnesota State - Mankato... Hayes is 1st on the the Sharks with 50 shots on goal through 20 games this season.
*Streakers... the Sharks have points in six straight games (5-0-0-1).... The Sharks have outshot their opponents in eight straight games... Troy Grosenick has won three straight starts.... Bracken Kearns (1-1-2) has a two game point streak.
*Pro Debuts: Konrad Abeltshauser (Oct 12 at SPR) and Troy Grosenick (Oct 20 vs. WBS).
*3-for-3!...veteran defenseman Rob Davison became the second player (Jonathan Cheechoo is the other) to play for the SJ Sharks AHL affiliate in three different cities after his game for Worcester on Oct 12 at Springfield. Davison played 72 games for the Kentucky Thoroughblades in 2000-01 and 112 games for the Cleveland Barons in 2001-03!
*3 National Champions... The Sharks have three players that have won the NCAA Division 1 Championship.... Travis Oleksuk with University Minnesota Duluth in 2011... John McCarthy was co-captain for Boston University in 2009... and Nick Petrecki with Boston College in 2008.
*Memorial Cup... rookie defenseman Konrad Abeltshauser won the Memorial Cup in 2013 with the Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) and was named to the 2013 Memorial Cup All-Star Team.
*Young Guns... the Sharks have dressed six rookies already this season. (Troy Grosenick, Konrad Abeltshauser, Eriah Hayes, Rylan Schwartz, Riley Brace, and Dylan Demelo)
*Tallest Shark.... Worcester Sharks rookie defenseman Taylor Doherty is the tallest player in team history standing at 6'7" 235lbs.... Doherty scored his first professional goal in game #70 and added an assist in the Sharks 3-2OTL to the IceCaps on Nov 3, 2012. Doherty has two goals in 125 games with the Worcester Sharks.... Doherty leads Worcester with 60 penalty minutes, 2nd with four fighting majors, and 2nd with a +5 rating.
*Four straight seasons with 20?.... Forward Bracken Kearns scored his 21 goals last season and hit the 20 goal plateau for the third straight season having scored 20 and 22 goals the previous two seasons with San Antonio.... Bracken has five goals and 11 assists in 20 games this season.
*First Pro Goals this season... Konrad Abeltshauser scored his 1st pro goal (JF Berube) in 2-1SOW at Manchester on Dec 8....
*Sharks in the Atlantic... Worcester went 19-14-3-4 in the Atlantic Division in 2012-13 and is 8-5-1-1 vs. the Atlantic this season.
*Massachusetts!... the Sharks have one player that hails from Massachusetts that suited up for the team this season (John McCarthy - Andover) In addition, associate coach David Cunniff hails from South Boston.
*Hockey East Alumni!... the Worcester Sharks had four players from Hockey East Schools; (McCarthy - BU, Reid - NU, Petrecki - BC, Stalberg - Vermont)
*I'll take a draft... Nine Worcester Sharks players were drafted by the San Jose Sharks. (Abeltshauser, Davison, Hamilton, Doherty, McCarthy, Nieto, Petrecki, Sateri, and Viedensky)
*NHL Experience.... The Sharks have eight players on their roster with NHL experience led by Rob Davison with 219.... Breaking down the rest....John McCarthy 69, Matt Pelech 13, Bracken Kearns 7, Matt Tennyson 4, Freddie Hamilton 5, Matt Nieto 20, Nick Petrecki 1.
*Keeping your hat on (Thanks Ballou)... Worcester had gone 263 games without one of its players recording a hat trick before Daniil Tarasov scored three goals in Springfield on Oct 26. That was easily the longest active streak in the AHL. The Sharks' last hat trick had belongs to Dan DaSilva, who scored three times in Manchester during a 5-2 Worcester victory in Manchester on Feb. 14, 2010. No Worcester player has recorded a hat trick on home ice in more than three years, or since P.J. Fenton had one on Feb. 28, 2009 in the Sharks' 7-3 victory over Springfield. The home-ice drought has lasted for 175 games. In all, Worcester players have recorded hat tricks only eight times in the franchise's 557 games. The Sharks are 8-0 in those games and 1-11-3 in the 15 games in which the opposition has had a hat trick.
* Brothers... Sebastian Stalberg is the younger brother of Viktor Stalberg, who currently plays with the Nashville Predators.... Freddie Hamilton is the older brother of Dougie Hamilton, who currently plays with the Boston Bruins.... Rylan Schwartz is the younger brother of Jayden Schwartz, who currently plays for the St. Louis Blues.
*Franchise Player... Sharks defensemen Nick Petrecki is 1st in Sharks history with 254 games played (surpassed Mike Moore on Dec 8 at MCH)... Nick also ranks 2nd in penalty minutes with 489 (Frazer McLaren had 577).... Nick made his NHL debut in San Jose's 3-2SOW over the Anaheim Ducks on 1/29/13 and played 11:58... the 216 games before his first NHL game was the most of any Worcester Sharks graduate to San Jose.
*200/50.... John McCarthy played in his 200th game for the Sharks on Jan 26, 2013... J-Mac scored his 50th goal as a member of the Worcester Sharks joining Riley Armstrong, Mike Iggulden, Graham Mink, and Brandon Mashinter as the only five players to score 50+ goals as a member of the Worcester Sharks... JMac is currently on recall with the San Jose Sharks and has played 17 games (0-0-0).
*Like Father, Like Son... Rookie Curt Gogol finished 2nd on the Sharks with 139 penalty minutes in just 38 games in 2012-13... his father Brent racked up 892 penalty minutes in 157 professional games in the IHL, CHL, EHL, and the AHL including 380 pims in 1978-79 in 57 games with the Flint Generals.... Gogol has 4 fighting majors, 2 goals, and 50 penalty minutes in 17 games this season.
*Piling up the PIMS with Pelech... Forward/Defenseman Matt Pelech played in his 300th AHL game on Oct 20, 2012 vs. the Devils. The 6-foot-4 bruising defenseman turned forward from Toronto, ONT has accumulated 1,034 penalty minutes and 81 fighting majors in 360 AHL games. "Pelly" led the Sharks with 238 penalty minutes last season in 58 games. #23 is only the 2nd player in Worcester Sharks history to hit the 200 pim plateau (Evans 211 in 2007-08). Matt led the Worcester Sharks with 17 fighting majors and had one fighting major (Jared Boll) in two games last year with the SJ Sharks in 2012-13... Pelech has 22 penalty minutes and his 1st NHL goal in six games with San Jose this season.... With his two game suspension this season by the AHL, Pelech has missed 19 games due to suspension in the last 25 months with the Worcester Sharks.
*Major Bonneau... Worcester Sharks tough guy Jimmy Bonneau has racked up 38 fighting majors in 89 games for the Worcester Sharks. Bonneau has set the Worcester Sharks record for most fighting majors in a season in 2011-12 with 22, surpassing Frazer McLaren (21 in 2008-09). Jimmy has 109 fighting majors in 281 AHL games along with 828 penalty minutes.... Jimmy has 5 fighting major and 33 penalty minutes through 9 games this season.
*Five for fighting... The Sharks have 28 fighting majors through 20 games and rank 7th in the AHL (Kearns 3, Bonneau 5, Davison 3, Gogol 4, Doherty 4, Pelech 4, Tarasov 2, Hayes 1, Demelo 1, and Brace 1). The Sharks had 84 fighting majors in 2012-13, 120 fighting majors in 2011-12 (1st in AHL), 81 fighting majors in 2010-11, 73 fighting majors in 2009-10, 78 fighting majors in 2008-09, 68 fighting majors in 2007-08 and 54 in 2006-07.
Season by the numbers...
Record: 10-8-1-1, 22 points - 4th in Atlantic
Win percentage: .550% - 14th in AHL, 9th in East
Home Record: 5-5-0-1
Away Record: 5-3-1-0
Attendance: 35,737 through 11 games this season - 3,249 average - 25th in AHL
Goals Scored: 51, 2.55 goals per game, 26th in AHL
Goals Allowed: 56, 2.80 goals against per game, 12th in AHL
Shots per game: 32.45 - 4th in AHL
Shots allowed per game: 26.40 - 3rd in AHL
Score 1st: 5-1-1-1 when scoring first (.750%)
1 goal games: 6-3-1-1 in one goal games
PP: 14.4%, 21st in AHL (13-90)
PK: 83.3%, 12th in AHL (15-90)
SHG - 2 shorthanded goals scored
SHGA - 3 shorthanded goals allowed
PIMS - 22.95 penalty minutes per game, 6th in AHL
Fighting Majors: 28 - 7th in AHL
OT Games - 7 - (0-1 record in OT)
SO Games - 6 - (5-1 record in SO) - most shootout wins in AHL
Roster Players - the Sharks have used 25 players this season
Goalies - the Sharks have used 2 goaltenders this season
Players receiving call-ups to San Jose - 5
NHL debuts - 1 Worcester Sharks alumni making their NHL debuts this season
Call-ups to San Jose - 8 different call-ups to San Jose this season
Coming and goings from the Shark Tank:
Date Player Team Transaction
12/07/2013 Freddie Hamilton (C) Worcester DEL Recalled from loan by San Jose (NHL)
12/07/2013 Matt Nieto (LW) Worcester DEL Recalled from loan by San Jose (NHL)
12/06/2013 Matt Pelech (RW) Worcester ADD Returned on loan from San Jose (NHL)
Top Worcester Sharks:
o Goals Tarasov (8)
o Game Winners Tarasov (3)
o Assists Kearns (11)
o Points Kearns (5-11-16) and Tarasov (8-8-16)
o Power play Points Kearns (3-5-8)
o Shots Hayes (50)
o PIM Doherty (60)
o Fighting Pen. Bonneau (5)
o Plus/Minus Tarasov (+7)
o Wins Grosenick and Sateri (5)
o G.A.A. Grosenick (1.87)
o Save % Grosenick (.928)
o Shutouts Grosenick (1)
Sharks in the ECHL:
The San Francisco Bulls are 8-12-2-1; 14pts through 23 games this season which is good for 3rd place in the Pacific Division... the Bulls have points in three straight games (2-0-1-0).
Sharks players under an AHL contract currently playing in San Francisco include:
Forward Chris Crane (5-6-11) in 23gp
Defenseman Kyle Bigos (2-4-6) in 23gp
Goaltender JP Anderson - 1-6-1, 2.80 .906%
Forward Ryan McDonough (0-1-1) in 8gp
Defenseman Steve Tarasuk (0-4-4) in 21gp
Week ahead for the Bulls:
Fri. Dec 13 at 10:30pm (EST) vs. Ontario
Sat. Dec 14 at 10:30pm (EST) vs. Stockton
Sharks in the NHL:
The San Jose Sharks are currently in 2nd place in the Pacific Division and 3rd place in the Western Conference with 43 points and a 19-6-5 record.
Worcester Sharks alumni include: Logan Couture, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Tommy Wingels, Jason Demers, Matt Nieto, Matt Irwin, Andrew Desjardins, Justin Braun, James Sheppard, John McCarthy, Alex Stalock, and Freddie Hamilton.
Week ahead for the SJ Sharks;
Tue. Dec 10 at 10:30pm (EST) vs. NY Islanders
Thu. Dec 12 at 10:30pm (EST) vs. Minnesota
Sat. Dec 14 at 8pm (EST) at Nashville
Coming Up for the Worcester Sharks:
The Sharks look to build on their season high six game point streak (5-0-0-1) with a pair of games this weekend!
On Friday, Dec 13th, the Sharks host the Manchester Monarchs at 7:30pm. NE Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins will sign autographs courtesy of Bay State Savings Bank! The first 1,000 fans will receive a popsicle stick goalie mask and it's another $2-$2-$2 Friday night with hot dogs, popcorn, and soda just $2 all night long!
On Saturday, the Sharks travel to Lewiston, ME to battle the Portland Pirates at 7pm.
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