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Worcester Sharks Ring in the New Year in Dramatic Fashion

January 3, 2011 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Worcester Sharks News Release

Shark Snap Shot:

The Sharks chomped four out of a possible eight points last week in four divisional games highlighted by Matt Irwin's game winning goal with 3.3 seconds left in the third period in a victory over the Pirates on Sunday. Worcester kicked off the post holiday break with a 3-2 shootout win in Springfield on Wednesday behind Alex Stalock's 25 saves. Worcester dropped two straight one goal games in a home-and-home series to the Sound Tigers on Thursday and Friday to close out their 2010 calendar schedule record at 45-25-10. The Sharks kicked off 2011 with an exciting finish over the Pirates on Sunday and head into the first full week of 2011 in 4th place in a jammed Atlantic Division. Jonathan Cheechoo, having returned from injury, is riding a seven game point streak (4-5-9) to lead Worcester offensively.

Top 3... Last Week!

#1 Matt Irwin strikes on the power play at 19:56 of the third period to lead the Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Pirates to kick off 2011 at the DCU Center on a dramatic note!

#2 Jonathan Cheechoo extends point streak to seven games (4-5-9) with an assist in 3-2 win over Pirates on Sunday!

#3 Alex Stalock continues to eat up minutes and stop pucks as he kept the Sharks in all four games last week (2-2-0)!

Last Week: (2-2-0-0) 4pt, 4gp

Wed. 12/29 SOW Worcester SHARKS 3 @ Springfield Falcons 2 - Shootout

Thu. 12/30 L Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2 @ Worcester SHARKS 1

Fri. 12/31 L Worcester SHARKS 2 @ Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3

Sun. 1/2 W Portland Pirates 2 @ Worcester SHARKS 3

This week:

Wed. 1/5 Connecticut Whale @ Worcester SHARKS - 7pm

Sat. 1/8 Worcester Sharks @ Bridgeport Sound Tigers - 8pm

Sun. 1/9 Springfield Falcons @ Worcester Sharks - 3pm

Rewind the Tape:

12.29.10 - Worcester 3 - Springfield 2 - Mass Mutual Center

Sharks rookie forward James Marcou scored in the 5th round of the shootout as the Sharks snapped their three game slide with a 3-2 shootout victory over the Falcons in Springfield on Wednesday evening at the Mass Mutual Center. Alex Stalock made 25 saves and Jonathan Cheechoo extended his point streak to four games with an assist in his return to the lineup as the Sharks played their first game in ten days.

12.30.10 - Worcester 1 - Bridgeport 2 - DCU Center

The Sharks attempted comeback from a 2-0 deficit fell short as the Sound Tigers held on for a tightly contested 2-1 win at the DCU Center. Robin Figren and Olivier Labelle scored for Bridgeport with Michael Haley picking up two assists. Jonathan Cheechoo scored his team leading 12th goal for the only Sharks tally to extend his point streak to a season high five games (3-4-7). Alex Stalock made 22 saves for the Sharks.

12.31.10 - Worcester 2 - Bridgeport 3 - Arena at Harbor Yard

The Sharks battled back from two one goal deficits but could not battle back from a third as Worcester was swept in a home-and-home series vs. the Sound Tigers after a 3-2 loss in Bridgeport on Friday afternoon. Jonathan Cheechoo scored his team leading 13th goal for the Sharks to extend his point streak to a season high six games (4-4-8) while Alex Stalock made 24 saves for Worcester. Cory Quirk tied the score at 2-2 in the third period but the first goal of the season by Sound Tigers' defenseman Dustin Friesen proved to be the game winner.

1.3.11 - Worcester 3 - Portland 2 - DCU Center

Worcester jumped out to a 2-0 lead but needed a last second power play goal by Matt Irwin to defeat the Portland Pirates 3-2 at the DCU Center on Sunday afternoon. Sean Sullivan and Ryan Del Monte also scored for Worcester with Alex Stalock making 26 saves as the Pirates came back from a 2-0 deficit in the third period to nearly force overtime.

Sharks in the Atlantic: The Sharks are swimming in 4th place with 40 points (17-12-2-4) in the Atlantic Division through 35 games, which is 10 points behind the first place Manchester Monarchs (38gp) and three points behind the 2nd place CT Whale (38gp). Worcester trails the 3rd place Pirates by 1 point (34gp). The 5th place Sound Tigers (39pts) and the 6th place Falcons (36pts) are right on the Sharks dorsal fin. The Providence Bruins round out a very choppy Atlantic Division in 7th place with 31 points through 34 games.

400 WINS and chasing 1000 games....

400 WINS!....With the 4-1 victory vs. Springfield on November 1, 2009 head coach Roy Sommer became just the 4th coach in AHL history to reach the 400 win plateau.


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 13th season 995GP 459 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 (13th season) in the American Hockey League. His current regular season record is now: 459-414-59-63.

Coach Sommer will coach his 1,000th AHL game on January 14, 2011 when the Sharks visit the Springfield Falcons.

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, Assistant Coach David Cunniff recorded an assist as a member of the River Rats in the hockey game.

Assistant Coach David Cunniff has joined Coach Sommer in 305 of the 459 victories (66%)... Coach Cunniff filled in for Roy in a 3-2SOW in Springfield on December 29, 2010 as coach Sommer was in California attending his father's funeral.

Shark Bites:

Captains for the 2010-11 season: Captain Jay Leach (1st year), Assistant Captains on the road: Jonathan Cheechoo (1st year) and Nick Petrecki (1st year). Assistant Captains at home: Andrew Desjardins (1st year) and Sean Sullivan (1st year)... Dan DaSilva has also worn the assistant captain "A".

From east to west..... The Sharks had 12 players that saw action in both the AHL and NHL last season (McLaren, Zalewski, Vesce, Joslin, McGinn, Couture, Callahan, Ferriero, Mitchell, Demers, McCarthy, and Helminen). The Worcester Sharks have had 8 CALL-UPS this season to San Jose... Currently; Andrew Desjardins, Brandon Mashinter, Benn Ferriero, Logan Couture, Jason Demers, Derek Joslin, John McCarthy, Jamie McGinn, Joe Pavelski, Devin Setoguchi, Marc-Edourd Vlasic, and Doug Murray are all former Worcester Sharks that are currently playing with the San Jose Sharks.

Home openers... the Sharks are 2-1-1-1 in five home openers at the DCU Center, including a 4-3 overtime loss to the Bruins on Saturday. Worcester was the last team in the AHL to host their home opener, and October 23rd was the Sharks latest home opener on record. The Sharks lost in a shootout 5-4 to Portland in 2006, defeated Portland 3-2 in 2007, defeated the Bruins in overtime 3-2 in 2008, and lost to Lowell 7-5 in 2009.

Score first... the Sharks have scored FIRST 15 times in 35 games this season (13-1-0-1) after scoring first in 42-of-80 games last season (34-6-0-2).... Benn Ferriero (3) Jonathan Cheechoo (2), Kevin Henderson (2), T.J. Trevelyan (1), Sean Sullivan (2), Dan DaSilva (2), Andrew Desjardins (1), Matt Irwin (1), and Steve Zalewski (1) have the others... Worcester has the 2nd best point's percentage in the AHL when scoring the first goal of the game. (.900%)

Slim Margins... 20 of the Sharks 35 games (currently five straight games) have been decided by one goal this season... Worcester is 10-4-2-4 in those 20 games.

Don't allow 4... The Sharks are 16-5-1-2 when they allow three goals or less in a game...BUT... Worcester is 1-7-1-2 when they allow four goals or more.

Quarter Mark... the Sharks finished the 1st quarter of the AHL season with a 10-6-1-3 record good for 24 points through 20 games. It was the best first quarter by the Worcester Sharks in five seasons.

Braun in NHL... Justin Braun made his NHL debut in Vancouver on Nov 26... Justin played 16:56 in the loss to the Canucks... Braun recorded two assists in his 2nd NHL game in a 4-3W in Edmonton on Nov 24 and was the #3 star with a +2 rating in 22:48 of action.... He had ten points (3-7-10) in 17 games with Worcester at the time of his recall on Nov 23. Braun has played in 14 games with San Jose (1-8-9) this season. His first NHL goal came in a 4-0 win in Ottawa against Pascal LeClaire on December 2.

Sullivan Scores... Sharks defenseman Sean Sullivan already has 10 goals (2 GWG) this season from the Sharks blue line, good for 1st in the AHL. The 26-year-old from Boston, MA had 12 goals and 49 points in San Antonio last season.

Give me Moore... #8 has played 160 games in a Worcester Sharks jersey (11th all-time) and has compiled 43 points (10-33-43) and 242 penalty minutes. His +29 is 4th best in Sharks history. He recorded his first professional two goal game on November 14 vs. Norfolk and was the #1 star. Moore scored his first NHL goal in his 2nd NHL game in a 4-3OTL in Colorado on November 17th. Mike scored at 9:14 of the 2nd period on a slap shot assisted by Dany Heatley on Peter Budaj to give the Sharks a 3-1 lead.

Who's your BF ... Sharks 2nd year forward Benn Ferriero started his sophomore campaign on FIRE with NINE goals through 10 games to lead the Worcester Sharks offensively. Benn has played 13 games with the San Jose Sharks and has four goals, three assists and +5. Ferriero is currently on recall with San Jose.

Sheriff back in town... Frazer McLaren returned to Worcester on Nov 20 after beginning the season with the San Jose Sharks. Frazer has played in 133 games in a Worcester Sharks sweater accumulating 24 points (11-13-24) and 346 penalty minutes. McLaren ranks 3rd all time in penalty minutes by a Worcester Sharks player (Brennan Evans 381, and Brad Staubitz 462). The Sherriff has not dressed in the last 18 games due to a lower body injury.

More Muscle... the Sharks signed 6'4" forward Erick Lizon to a PTO on December 16th. The 25-year-old native of Kitchener, Ontario began the season with Bakersfield in the ECHL accumulating 117 penalty minutes, nine fighting majors, and four points, in 23 games for the Condors. Lizon has one fightustin Johnson) in six games for Worcester.

Fresh Face... David Marshall made his debut for the Sharks on December 18th in Bridgeport and scored a goal and recorded a fight. Marshall was signed to a PTO from the Wheeling Nailers in the ECHL where he had 11 points (7-4-11) in 16 games. David has also played 9 games with the Rochester Americans this season and recorded two goals. The 5-11 185lbs winger from Buffalo, MN played four seasons at Quinnipiac and has also previously skated in 24 games with the Lake Erie Monsters.

Sharks in the Atlantic... the Sharks have an 13-7-2-3 record against Atlantic Division prey this season.

Good when leading... the Sharks have a 11-1-0-1 when leading after the 1st period of play and a 15-0-0-1 when leading after the 2nd period of play this season.

Outshot but not outscored.... Worcester is 8-2-0-2 when they get outshot during a game.

Reunion of sorts...Jonathan Cheechoo returns to the Sharks organization in Worcester and will once again play for head coach Roy Sommer.... Coach Sommer coached Cheechoo in Kentucky and Cleveland in the AHL before his NHL days. Before this season, Cheechoo had 56-63-119pts in 137 games under Coach Sommer. "Cheech" ranks 1st in Worcester with 35 points (13-22-35) in 33 games this season and ranks 6th in the AHL points scoring race. #14 is currently is riding a seven game point streak (5-4-9).

Familiar Faces...19 players return to the 2010-11 roster from the regular season Atlantic Division championship team including four 20 goal scorers (DaSilva, Mashinter, Trevelyan, and Zalewski) and team MVP Alex Stalock.

56... The Sharks allowed a franchise record 56 shots on goal in Norfolk on Saturday, October 16th in a 7-2 loss to the Admirals... the previous high for most shots allowed in a game was on April 6, 2007 when the Sharks allowed 52 shots in a 4-1 win over the Wolf Pack at the DCU Center.

47... Carter Hutton made 47 saves in his Sharks debut on Saturday, October 16th in Norfolk.

Nice Start... Carter Hutton made his first start of the season on Sunday, October 31st in Providence and made 37 saves to pick up the victory in a 6-1 win over the Bruins.

Sweet 16...The Worcester Sharks are the 16th professional team that Sharks captain has suited up for in this, his 10th professional season (Mississippi - ECHL, Springfield - AHL, Augusta - ECHL, Long Beach - ECHL, Providence - AHL, Trenton - ECHL, Bridgeport - AHL, Boston - NHL, Norfolk - AHL, Tampa Bay - NHL, Portland - AHL, Lowell - AHL, New Jersey - NHL, Montreal - NHL, San Jose - NHL, and Worcester - AHL)

Young Guns... the Sharks have dressed 13 rookies, including three from UMASS-Amherst (Braun, Irwin, and Marcou) and two from UMASS-Lowell (Hutton and Schaus).

Vets... Three veterans will provide leadership for the Sharks squad this season, which include: former Maurice Richard winner Jonathan Cheechoo, former Boston Bruins defenseman Jay Leach, and the leading goal scorer for the Sharks from last season, T.J. Trevelyan.

Super Sunday... the Sharks are 8-2-0-0 on Sunday afternoon games this season... including a 6-1-0-0 record at the DCU Center.

Home/Away goals... the Sharks have scored 44 goals at home (16 games) and allowed 44 at the DCU Center.... while scoring 52 goals (19 games) on the road and allowing 59 goals on the road.

Good Starts... Worcester has outscored their opponents 33-24 in the first period, 30-30 in the 2nd period, but outscored 29-43 in the third period.

I'll take a draft....EIGHT Worcester Sharks players were drafted by the San Jose Sharks. (Braun, Cheechoo, Lucia, McLaren, Petrecki, Stalock, Wingels, and Zalewski)

You always remember your first pro..... Justin Braun (UMASS-Amherst) scored his first professional goal vs. Providence on October 23... Matt Irwin (UMASS-Amherst) scored his first professional goal vs. Rochester October 29... Joe Loprieno scored his first professional goal vs. Charlotte on November 27... Cam MacIntyre scored his first professional in his first professional game vs. Portland on December 5... Nick Schaus scored his first professional goal, the game winner vs. Portland on December 5.

Firsts last Week... Ryan Del Monte scored his first goal in a Sharks uniform on Sunday vs. Portland... Mike Moore picked up his first two AHL fights on Wednesday and Friday.

Streakers... Jonathan Cheechoo has a seven game point streak (5-4-9)... the Sharks have had five straight games decided by a single goal (2-3-0)... Alex Stalock has started five straight games (2-3-0)... Justin Braun has a two game point streak (0-2-2).

Stole it from Bill Ballou... The Sharks are 8-2-0-0 when there two referees calling penalties... Worcester did not have a single power play in their 4-3W over Springfield on Nov 21 - it marked the first time in 337 regular season games the Sharks did not have a power play chance.

Stole it from Bill Ballou 2.... The Sharks outscored their opponents 17-8 in special teams in the first 13 games; BUT have been outscored 21-11 in the last 22 games. The Sharks power play is just 5-for-54 in their last 12 games.

Through the years... the Sharks finished 2010 with a 45-25-10 record.... Followed by a 45-31-4 record in 2009, a 35-41-7 record in 2008, and a 41-27-10 record in 2007.

I like Bridgeport... Sharks forward Cory Quirk has scored twice this season with both tallies coming in Bridgeport. "Quirky" has ten goals in a Sharks sweater with 6 of them coming against the Sound Tigers.

Score in Game #1... David Marshall became the 9th Sharks player to score in his Sharks debut on December 18 at Bridgeport. (Cheechoo, Darche, Spang, Pavelski, Raduns, Larose, Lucia, MacIntyre)

Crazed Rat grabs 30... with his game winning goal on Nov 21st vs. the Falcons, Andrew Desjardins became the 9th player in franchise history to score 30 goals.

Plus Players... Andrew Desjardins ranks 1st in franchise history with a +44 rating while line mate and fellow Crazed Rat Dan DaSilva is +43.

Massachusetts... The Sharks have THREE players born and raised in Massachusetts (Sean Sullivan - Boston, Corey Quirk - Brockton, and Benn Ferriero - Essex) In all, the Sharks have 13 American born players and 11 Canadians.

Breaking down the scoring... The Sharks have scored 96 goals this season... 26 on the power play, 64 even strength goals, 2 shorthanded tallies, 3 shootout goals, and an empty net goal.

Goals for Petrecki... 2nd year defenseman Nick Petrecki has 7 points (3-4-7) and 76 penalty minutes in 34 games for the Sharks this season....His two game winners rank 2nd in the AHL among defensemen.... Nick has 8 fighting majors to lead the Sharks....The 21-year-old from Schenectady, NY had 14 points last season (2-12-14) with the Sharks.

Loprieno the forward... D-Man Joe Loprieno has played forward in seven games for the Sharks this season and scored his first pro goal in the first period vs. Charlotte on Nov 27.

Feeling Special... Worcester ranks 19th in the AHL on the PK at 81.5% (24-for-130) and 18th in the AHL on the power play with an 16.7% conversion rating (26-for-156)... The Sharks have scored three power play goals in three games this season.

16-0... Worcester outshot the Sound Tigers 16-0 in the 2nd period on December 12 at the DCU Center... it was the first time all season an AHL team did not fire a shot in a period.

46 shots fired... The Sharks fired a season high 46 shots in Manchester on December 10th.... But lost 4-1 as Martin Jones made 45 saves.

Henderson surpasses... Sharks 2nd year forward Kevin Henderson has 4 goals and 6 assists this season and is +8 through 34 games this season. The 24-year-old from Toronto, ONT had 15 points (2-13-15) in 64 games last season.

Good Sharks!... The Sharks rank 25th in the AHL with just 15.80 penalty minutes per game.

Bad Sharks!... The Sharks and Whale combined for 138 penalty minutes (WOR 47, CT 91) on December 4 at CT, with 124 penalty minutes in the 2nd period alone (10 majors,7 minors, 2 misconducts, and 4 game misconducts).

Follow the AHL leaders.... Alex Stalock ranks 1st with 15 wins, 2nd with 767 saves, and 1st in minutes played with 1737... Sean Sullivan is 1st among AHL defensemen with 10 goals.... Nick Petrecki is tied for 2nd among d-men with 2 game winning goals... Jonathan Cheechoo ranks 6th in the AHL with 35 points (13-22-35)... James Marcou ranks 3rd in the AHL among rookies with 11 power play points (4-7-11).

Stalock the stopper... Alex Stalock grabbed his 50th professional win vs. Portland on December 5....He has allowed just 52 goals in his last 23 games (2.26 goals against per game) after allowing 25 goals in his first 7 games.... Alex ranks 1st in the AHL with 1737 minutes played and 2nd in saves with 767. Stalock is a perfect 4-for-4 stopping penalty shots, including two this season (the Bruins Roussel on Oct 23 and the Monarchs Elkins on Dec 19)

Mr. Dependable.... Andrew Desjardins had dressed in 188 straight games for Worcester breaking the record held by Derek Joslin (114 games).... Desjardins had the 2nd longest streak in the AHL (Nick Dodge in Charlotte) before his first NHL recall on January 2, 2011.

Monster Mash... Sharks power forward Brandon Mashinter received his first NHL recall on December 29, 2010. Mash made his NHL debut on December 29th in Minnesota (13 shifts and 7:17 of ice) in the Sharks 5-3 loss.

All 35... the Sharks have 8 players that have played in every game this season (Sullivan, Marcou, Trevelyan, DaSilva, Zalewski, Petrecki, Leach, and Quirk)... The Sharks have more players that have played every game than any other team in the AHL... Oklahoma City is 2nd with 7.

Five for fighting...The Sharks have 38 fighting majors this season good for 18th in the AHL... (Garet Hunt 3, Brandon Mashinter 6, Sean Sullivan 2, Jay Leach 3, Nick Petrecki 8, Andrew Desjardins 4, Dan DaSilva 3, Jason Pitton 1, Joe Loprieno 1, Kevin Henderson 3, David Marshall 1, and Erick Lizon 1, Mike Moore 2). The Sharks had 73 fighting majors last season, 78 fighting majors in 2009-10, 68 fighting majors in 2007-08 and 54 in 2006-07.

Coming and goings from the Shark Tank:

1/2/10 - Worcester Sharks sign Chris Lawrence to a PTO

1/2/10 - San Jose Sharks recall Andrew Desjardins from Worcester

1/2/10 - San Jose Sharks loan Tommy Wingels to Worcester

12/29/10 - San Jose Sharks recall Brandon Mashinter from Worcester

12/29/10 - Worcester Sharks sign Ryan Del Monte to a PTO

12/29/10 - San Jose Sharks recall Tommy Wingels from Worcester

Top Worcester Sharks:

o Goals Cheechoo (13)

o Game Winners Desjardins, Petrecki, Sullivan, and Wingels (2)

o Assists Cheechoo (22)

o Points Cheechoo (13-22-35) - 6th in AHL

o Power play Points Cheechoo (5-9-14)

o Shots Cheechoo (104)

o PIM Petrecki (76)

o Fighting Pen. Petrecki (8)

o Plus/Minus DaSilva (+12)

o Wins Stalock (15) - 1st in AHL

o G.A.A. Stalock (2.69)

o Save % Stalock (.908)

o Shutouts

Sharks in the Pacific:

The San Jose Sharks are 21-13-5 with 47 points through 39 games and is currently in 2nd place in the Pacific Division trailing the first place Dallas Stars by three points.

Logan Couture (18-9-27) has ripped it up in his first full season in San Jose. Logan is 1st on the team with 18 goals and 1st in the NHL with 5 game winning goals. Former Worcester Sharks; Joe Pavelski, Devin Setoguchi, Torrey Mitchell, and John McCarthy have all scored goals for San Jose. Derek Joslin has four points (1-3-4) in 13 games. Justin Braun had 9 points (1-8-9) in 14 games and Benn Ferriero has 7 points (4-3-6) in 19 games played and +5. Brandon Mashinter is scoreless in three games.

Mon: Van @ SJ - Thu: Buf @ SJ - Sat: Nas @ SJ - Sun: SJ @ Ana

Sharks in the ECHL:

The Stockton Thunder are 12-10-2-4 with 30 points in 28 games good for 3rd place in the Pacific Division in the ECHL, 7 points behind the first place Las Vegas Wranglers. Ryan Constant (AHL contact) and Tyson Sexsmith (NHL contract), are both in Stockton this season. Sexsmith is 3-1-1-1 with a 2.93 GAA and a .881 save % and one fighting major.

Coming Up:

On Wednesday, the Sharks host the Connecticut Whale at 7pm! Enjoy $1 hot dogs the entire game! Unemployed Sharks fans can receive up to four free tickets for their family with state ID and proof of unemployment courtesy of Sharks Charities.

After a rare Friday evening off, the Sharks travel to Bridgeport on Saturday for an 8pm tilt vs. the Sound Tigers.

On Sunday, the Sharks host a 3pm clash with the Springfield Falcons with a post game High School Hockey Double Header! The 2nd annual High School Hockey Showdown presented by the Massachusetts Army National Guard will START APPROXIMATELY AT 5:30PM - immediately following the Sharks vs. Falcons.

The 2011 Showdown pits the varsity hockey teams from: Shrewsbury HS vs. Algonquin HS

2:00pm - DCU Center doors open

3:00pm - Sharks game

5:30pm - Shrewsbury vs. Algonquin take the ice for the SHOWDOWN

Advance tickets are $11 for fans calling in asking about this game.

Day of the game, fans mentioning the HS doubleheader will pay $15 at a table in the lobby

Special visit from the Looney Tunes from Six Flags New England

Its $5 Kids Sundays presented by Papa Gino's! Kids 12-and-under are just $5 with a purchase of an adult gold level ticket! With each complete purchase (along with the purchase of an adult gold level ticket) fans will receive a FREE large cheese pizza coupon to be used at participating Papa Gino's locations. The $5 Kids Sunday ticket offer will only be available at the DCU Center Box Office on the day of the game.

Get your family fun pack (4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 sodas) for just $69 for all Friday, Saturday, and Sunday games! (must be purchased through the Sharks front office in advance at 508-929-0500).

Marina Riva, Chris Curtis, Jonathan Forsberg, Jason Jones, Kristen Moore, and Matt Renzulli are all selling group ticket specials and exciting holiday ticket offers! Jump in today and save over 30% off box office prices! Some of the exclusive benefits for full season ticket holders will include:

Guaranteed same seat for all 40 home dates and playoff home games at the DCU Center

Priority access to purchase tickets to DCU Center events (subject to availability)

Five FREE friends and family vouchers

Exclusive events with the Worcester Sharks players

Merchandise discounts and much, much, more!

Season ticket packages and group tickets for the 2010-11 season are on sale now by contacting the Worcester Sharks Office at 508.929.0500 or by crashing the net at .

All games can be heard live on 580AM and 94.9FM WTAG, as well as online through AHL Live, by following the link on the Sharks website at .

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