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Worcester Sharks Begin Quest For Unum Cup On Dollar Dog Wednesdays

November 4, 2008 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Worcester Sharks News Release

WORCESTER, MA- Worcester Sharks President and CEO Michael T. Lehr announced today that the Sharks will begin their quest for the Unum Cup and introduce "Dollar Dog Wednesdays" on Wednesday, November 5th at 7:05p.m. vs. the Portland Pirates. All hot dogs will cost just $1.00 all game for the remaining six Wednesday night games at the DCU Center.

The 3rd Annual Unum Challenge between the Portland Pirates and the Worcester Sharks will take place over the 10 game AHL 2008-2009 regular season series. At each game in each city, one lucky fan will be chosen from those who have entered as the Unum Challenge Fan of the Game. Each fan will win a replica jersey and receive five (5) tickets to a future game.

From November 5th through December 21st (during the first 5 games of the series), fans will have the opportunity to guess how many total shots would be taken throughout the 10 games of the Worcester-Portland series. At the end of the series, all the fans who guessed the correct shot total received a co-branded Unum/Pirates/Sharks hat.

Series Schedule

Wed., Nov. 5 at Worcester - 7:05 p.m. Wed., Nov. 26 at Portland - 7:00 p.m. Sun., Dec. 7 at Worcester - 4:05 p.m. Fri., Dec. 19 at Worcester - 7:05 p.m. Sun., Dec. 21 at Portland - 4:00 p.m. Sun., Dec. 28 at Portland - 4:00 p.m. Wed., Feb. 4 at Portland - 7:00 p.m. Fri., Feb. 13 at Portland - 7:00 p.m. Fri., Feb. 27 at Worcester - 8:05 p.m. Wed., Apr. 8 at Worcester - 7:05 p.m.

Last season, Andrew Neilsen, a Pirates fan, guessed the correct shots total, was chosen as the Grand Prize winner. He was invited to the final regular season home game where the Unum Cup was presented to the Pirates during a post-game award ceremony. He had the opportunity to participate in the presentation of the Cup to the winning team, and was also awarded a prize from Unum.

The Pirates captured the Unum Cup for the second year in a row with a 6-1-3-0 record against the Sharks. As part of the challenge, Unum donated $5,000 to the Portland Pirates Foundation.

The Sharks look forward to capture the Unum Cup Challenge title for the first time this season!

Bobbleheads, live entertainment, autographed collector's cards, poster schedule, post-game skate, specialty jersey auctions, and All-Star festivities will be among the premium promotions available during the Worcester Sharks third season. Crash the net at for the entire promotions schedule which includes a special visit by Jason Earles from the hit television show Hannah Montana on November 15th.

The Sharks will host the Portland Pirates on Wednesday, November 5th, and then travel to Hartford (Friday, November 7th) and Binghamton (Saturday, November 8th).

All games can be heard live on 580 & 94.9 WTAG as well as online through AHL Live by following the link on the Sharks website,

Be sure not to miss any of the action of the 2008-09 Worcester Sharks All-Star season and buy your tickets today! Purchases can be made by visiting the box office, contacting the Worcester Sharks office at 508.929.0500, or by crashing the net at

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