A pair of firsts highlighted week for #WorSharks

Week of January 6, 2014
 
 
A pair of firsts highlighted week for #WorSharks
#WorSharks went 1-3-0-0 last week in four road contests
 
Shark Snap Shot:
The Worcester Sharks (14-15-2-1, 31pts) chomped two out of a possible eight points last week (1-3-0-0) to finish off a season long five game road trip with a 1-3-1-0 record.
 
The Sharks ended 2013 with a tough 2-1 loss vs the Phantoms in Adirondack on Tuesday and began 2014 with a 3-0 loss in Providence vs. the Bruins. Worcester bounced back with an impressive 3-2 road win in Hartford on Saturday but ended the weekend with a nightmarish 8-2 loss to the Bruins in Providence on Sunday.
 
Rookie forward Eriah Hayes received his 1st NHL recall on Friday and made his NHL debut for the SJ Sharks in a 3-2 shootout win in Chicago vs. the Blackhawks on Sunday evening. Rookie defenseman Dylan Demelo scored his 1st professional goal on Sunday vs. Malcolm Subban in the Sharks 8-2 loss in Providence. 
 
The Worcester Sharks player of the week nominee is forward Travis Oleksuk. The 24-year-old forward from Thunder Bay, Ontario recorded his 4th goal of the season, fired 12 shots, and won several key face-offs in four games last week.
 
MILESTONE ALERT:
Veteran defenseman Rob Davison played in professional game #700 in the Sharks 2-1 loss in Adirondack on Dec 31. 
 
PROMOTIONAL UPDATE:
The Worcester Sharks host three games this weekend beginning with a 7:30pm start on Friday vs. the Hartford Wolf Pack on a $2-$2-$2 Friday night where hot dogs popcorn and soda are just $2. Friday night’s game will be the first of four carried live on Charter TV3.
 
On Saturday, the Sharks host the Norfolk Admirals at 7pm with the first 2,000 fans receiving a “Dirty Harri” movie poster presented by WTAG. Doors open at 1:30pm for the 5th annual High School Hockey Showdown which willfeature the Shrewsbury Colonials vs. the Algonquin Tomahawks. The girls’ varsity game is at 2pm and the boys’ game at 4pm.
 
On Sunday the Sharks host the Portland Pirates at 3pm on $5 Kids Sundays presented by Hebert Candies. Boston Garden Legend Rene Rancourt will perform the national anthem and sign autographs at the game!
 
 
Few things to know….
·         The Worcester Sharks are currently in 5th place (14-15-2-1, 31pts) in the Atlantic Division and 13th place overall in the Eastern Conference.  – the Sharks trail by seven points for the 8th and final playoff spot in the East but have one game in hand over the Adirondack Phantoms.
·         The San Jose Sharks currently have 15 players on their roster that have spent time in Worcester (Couture, Desjardins, Pavelski, Sheppard, Wingels, Braun, Demers, Stalock, Irwin, Vlasic, Nieto, Hamilton, McCarthy, Kearns, and Hayes).
·         The San Jose Sharks are currently in 2nd place in the Pacific Division and 4th place in the Western Conference with 60 points and a 27-10-6 record.
·         Veteran Bracken Kearns is tied for the team lead with 18 points (5-13-18), tops in power play points (3-7-10), and has played in his 500th AHL game on Dec 28 vs. The IceCaps. Kearns was recalled by the SJ Sharks on Dec 28 and scored his 1st NHL goal in a 3-1 win over the Ducks on Dec 29. Bracken currently has three goals in six games with the SJ Sharks this season and is currently on recall.
·         Despite missing 11 games due to injury, Daniil Tarasov is tied for the team lead with 18 points (9-9-18) through just 21 games. Tarasov has three game winning goals and also has a shootout game winner.
·         2nd year pro Freddie Hamilton leads the club with 11 goals, tied for the team lead in points (11-7-18), and tops with four 1st goals. Freddie is currently on recall with the SJ Sharks and has played in ten games (0-0-0).
·         Adam Comrie leads all Worcester defenseman with 12 points (1-11-12) in 25 games.
·         Worcester Sharks alumni Matt Nieto (Oct 8 vs. NYR), Matt Pelech (Oct 10 at VAN), and Bracken Kearns(Dec 29 vs. ANA) each have scored their first career NHL goals for the SJ Sharks this season.
·         Worcester Sharks alumni Alex Stalock is an impressive 5-2-0 with the San Jose Sharks this season with a 2.03 GAA and a .932 save %. 
·         Current SJ Sharks forward and #WorSharks alum Joe Pavelski was named to the US Olympic men’s hockey team.
·         Coach Roy Sommer currently ranks 4th in the AHL with 554 wins in his career (16th season) and 2nd in games coached in the AHL with 1224. 
 
 Top 3… Last Week!
1.       Harri Sateri made 32 saves and was the #2 star in the Sharks 3-2 win at Hartford on Saturday!
2.       Dylan Demelo scored his first professional goal in the Sharks 8-2 loss in Providence on Sunday!
3.       Dan DaSilva scored a power play goal and fired seven shots in the Sharks 3-2 win at Hartford on Saturday!
 
Last Week: (1-3-0-0) 2pts, 4gp
Tue.       12/31     L              Worcester SHARKS 1 @ Adirondack Phantoms 2
Fri.          1/3         L              Worcester SHARKS 0 @ Providence Bruins 3
Sat.        1/4         W            Worcester SHARKS 3 @ Hartford Wolf Pack 2
Sun.       1/5         L              Worcester SHARKS 2 @ Providence Bruins 8
 
This week:
Fri.          1/10                       Hartford Wolf Pack @ Worcester SHARKS – 7:30pm
Sat.        1/11                       Norfolk Admirals @ Worcester SHARKS – 7pm
Sun.       1/12                      Portland Pirates @ Worcester SHARKS – 3pm
 
 
Rewind the Tape:
12.31.13 –Adirondack 2 – Worcester 1 – L – Glens Falls Civic Center
The Worcester Sharks (13-13-2-1, 29pts) closed out the 2013 calendar year with a hard fought 2-1 loss to the host Adirondack Phantoms (16-13-0-2, 34pts) in front of 3,477 fans at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY on Tuesday evening. Marek Viedensky evened the score with 4:22 left in the third period for the Sharks but a late strike by Kris Newbury won the game for the Phantoms. The two teams combined for 90 penalty minutes in a physical affair as Harri Sateri was solid in net again for Worcester as he made 28 saves in the loss.
 
1.3.14 –Providence 3 – Worcester 0 – L – Dunkin Donuts Center
The Worcester Sharks (13-14-2-1, 29pts) began the 2014 calendar year with a 3-0 loss to the host Providence Bruins (18-10-1-5, 42pts) in front of 8,996 fans at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI on Friday evening.   Nick Johnson and Alex Khokhlachev each had a goal and an assist while Malcolm Subban made 25 saves for his 1st professional shutout for the Bruins. Sharks netminder Troy Grosenick made 27 saves in the loss for Worcester as the Sharks were shutout for the 3rd time in their last six games overall.
 
1.4.14 –Hartford 2 – Worcester 3 – W – XL Center
The Worcester Sharks (14-14-2-1, 31pts) earned a 3-2 victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack (11-17-0-5, 27pts) in front of 4,712 fans at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on Saturday evening. Dan DaSilva and Sebastian Stalberg scored 1st period power play goals for Worcester while Harri Sateri was brilliant in net as he made 30 saves in his 8th victory of the season. Curt Gogol scored the game winning goal midway through the middle frame as Worcester snapped an eight game losing skid at the XL Center with the victory.
 
1.5.14 –Providence 8 – Worcester 2 – L – Dunkin Donuts Center
Rookie defenseman Dylan Demelo scored his 1st professional goal but the Worcester Sharks (14-15-2-1, 31pts) closed out their five game road trip with an 8-2 loss to the host Providence Bruins (19-11-1-5, 44pts) in front of 8,692 fans at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI on Sunday afternoon. 
The Sharks ended the five game road trip with a 1-3-1-0 record as Dylan Demelo and Travis Oleksuk scored for Worcester while netminder Harri Sateri allowed eight goals on 39 shots in the loss. Seven different Bruins scored goals and Malcolm Subban made 33 saves in the win and improved to 4-0-0 vs. Worcester this season. 
 
Sharks in the Atlantic:
The Sharks (14-15-2-1, 31pts in 32gp) are currently in 5th place in the Atlantic Division; which is 21 points behind the 1st place Monarchs (52pts in 38gp), 13 points behind the 2nd place Bruins (44pts in 36gp), 6 points behind the 3rd place IceCaps (37pts in 33gp), and percentage points behind the 4th place Pirates (31pts in 30gp) to round out a very choppy Atlantic Division.
 
 Coaching Milestones….
*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           1,224GP                 554 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: 554-515-48-54-53. (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 396 of the 554 victories (72%).
 
*ECHL… Coach Sommer also has 176 wins in the ECHL coaching in five seasons with Roanoke Valley and Richmond.
 
Shark Bites:
*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, Marek Viedensky, Freddie Hamilton, Sena Acolatse, and Dan DaSilva have also worn the A this season.
 
*From east to west….. The Worcester Sharks have already had six players (12 call-ups) receive at least one call up to the San Jose Sharks already this season.  (Pelech, McCarthy, Kearns, Hamilton, Nieto, Hayes)
 
*Breaking down October… The Sharks had a 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 had a 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 had a 5-5-1-1 (12pts in 12gp) record in December with 29 GF and 33 GA. PP went 6-for-54 (11.1%); opponents PP went 8-for-48 (16.7%), and the Sharks had 10 fighting majors in December.
 
*Breaking down January…. The Sharks have a 1-2-0-0 (2pts in 3gp) record in January with 5 GF and 11GA. PP is 3-12 (25.0%); opponents PP is 3-17 (17.6%), and the Sharks have one fighting major in January.
 
*Shutout Streak…. The Sharks went a franchise record of 163:12 without scoring a goal but broke the streak in the 2nd period on Dec 27– and then the Sharks scored three goals in a 3:16 spell late in the second period vs. the St. John’s IceCaps.
 
*House of Horrors – reversed? – The Sharks defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack on Jan 4 at the XL Center by the score of 3-2. It snapped a streak of eight consecutive losses at the XL Center for the Sharks – with the previous win coming back on Oct. 10, 2010.
 
*Can’t solve the Bruins….Worcester is 0-4-0-1 vs. the Bruins this season and have been outscored 7-23 in the process. The two teams will play seven more times this season.
 
*Sharks like the IceCaps…. Worcester is 4-0-1-0 vs. the IceCaps this season and have outscored them 15-9 in the process. The two teams play five more times this season.
 
*3 is the magic number….  The Sharks are 11-2-0-1 when they score at least three goals in a hockey game….BUT…. the Sharks are 0-14-2-1 when they allow three or more goals in a hockey game.
 
*Sharks win close games… Worcester is 8-4-2-1 in 1-goal games this season.
 
*More Goals Late…. the Sharks have scored 17 goals in the 1st, 21 in the 2nd, and 30 goals in the 3rd period this season… the Sharks have allowed 24 goals in the 1st, 30 in the 3rd, and 38 goals in the 3rd.
 
*Wow… despite scoring just 33 goals in 18 games (1.83 goals per game) on the road this season, the Sharks are somehow 8-8-2-0 away from the DCU Center this season.
 
*Battling Back… four of the 14 wins for the Sharks this season have occurred when the team was trailing after 40 minutes of play.
 
*Firsts of the Year…. Sebastian Stalberg scored his 1st goal of the season in Hartford on Saturday…. Dylan Demelo scored his 1st professional goal in Providence on Sunday… Eriah Hayes received his 1st NHL call up on Thursday.
 
*Barely outshot… Worcester has only been outshot nine times this season… the fewest in the AHL this season.
 
*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.
 
*Allowing 8… the Sharks allowed eight goals in a 8-2 loss in Providence on Jan 5 – tying a franchise record for most goals allowed in a game.
 
*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.
 
*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 7th all-time in Worcester Sharks history with 114 points (46-68-114) in 196 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. DaSilva was signed to a standard player AHL contract on Dec 12 for the rest of the season.
 
*Shooting %... the Sharks as a team have a 6.5% shooting percentage which is 30th in the AHL.
 
*Strange but true… the Sharks have more fighting majors (21) than goals (17) in the first period this season… the 17 goals scored are 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%)
 
*Shootout Success… the Sharks are 5-1 in the shootout this season with a 41% scoring percentage (4th) and a 78.8% saves percentage (6th). – the Sharks five wins are 2nd most in the AHL.
 
*Shootout Game Winners… Brodie Reid (2) is tied for 2nd in the AHL lead with two shootout game winners while Sena Acolatse (1) is tied for the AHL lead in shootout winners among defensemen.
 
*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 12 times in 32 games this season (8-2-1-1) – Freddie Hamilton 4, Daniil Tarasov 2, Rylan Schwartz 1, Brodie Reid  1, Bracken Kearns 1, Eriah Hayes 1, and Dan DaSilva 1.
 
*GWG…. Despite only playing in 21 games due to injury, Daniil Tarasov is 6th 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 Sharks with 81 shots on goal through 29 games this season.
 
*Streakers… Dylan Demelo (1-1-2) and Adam Comrie (0-2-2) each have 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! Davison has played 703 games in his professional career.
 
*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 three goals in 138 games with the Worcester Sharks…. Doherty is 2nd on Worcester with 85 penalty minutes and 3rd with five fighting majors.
 
*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 13 assists in 27 games this season. Kearns played in his 500th AHL game in the Sharks 5-2 win vs. St. John’s on Dec 27 and then scored his 1st NHL goal in the SJ Sharks 3-1 win vs. Anaheim Ducks on Dec 29. – Kearns has three goals in the NHL this season in six games.
 
*First Pro Goals this season… Konrad Abeltshauser scored his 1st pro goal (JF Berube) in 2-1SOW at Manchester on Dec 8….Dylan Demelo scored his 1st (Malcolm Subban) in 8-2L at Providence on Jan 5.
  
*Sharks in the Atlantic… Worcester went 19-14-3-4 in the Atlantic Division in 2012-13 and is 9-10-1-1 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 74, Matt Pelech 13, Bracken Kearns 11, Matt Tennyson 4, Freddie Hamilton 10, Matt Nieto 31, Nick Petrecki 1, Eriah Hayes 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 178 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 1-12-3 in the 16 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 258 games played (surpassed Mike Moore on Dec 8 at MCH)… Nick also ranks 2nd in penalty minutes with 496 (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 24 games (0-1-1).
 
*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 8 fighting majors, 3 goals, and a team high 116 penalty minutes in 29 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 1,045 penalty minutes and 82 fighting majors in 363 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 40 fighting majors in 98 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 111 fighting majors in 286 AHL games along with 844 penalty minutes…. Jimmy has 6 fighting major and 51 penalty minutes through 18 games this season.
 
 *Five for fighting… The Sharks have 40 fighting majors through 32 games and rank 6th in the AHL (Kearns 3, Bonneau 7, Davison 3, Gogol 8, Doherty 5, Pelech 5, Tarasov 2, Hayes 1, Demelo 1, Brace 1, Tennyson 1, Viedensky 1, and Acolatse 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.
 
*The East is Tough… the top 12 teams in the AHL in fighting majors all hail from the Eastern Conference. Hamilton ranks 13th with 34 fights this season.
 
Season by the numbers...
Record: 14-15-2-1, 31 points – 5th in Atlantic
Win percentage: .484% – 24th in AHL, 13th in East
Home Record: 6-7-0-1
Away Record: 8-8-2-0
Attendance: 47,976 through 14 games this season – 3,427 average – 24th in AHL
Goals Scored: 73, 2.28 goals per game, 29th in AHL
Goals Allowed: 95, 2.97 goals against per game, 17th in AHL
Shots per game: 32.78 – 5th in AHL
Shots allowed per game: 28.19 – 4th in AHL
Score 1st: 8-2-1-1 when scoring first (.750%)
1 goal games: 8-4-2-1 in one goal games
PP: 14.5%, 22nd in AHL (21-145)
PK: 83.3%, 12th in AHL (24-144)
SHG – 2 shorthanded goals scored
SHGA – 7 shorthanded goals allowed
PIMS – 21.66 penalty minutes per game, 8th in AHL
Fighting Majors: 40 – 6th in AHL
OT Games – 8 – (0-2 record in OT)  
SO Games – 6 – (5-1 record in SO)
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 – 7
NHL debuts – 2 Worcester Sharks alumni making their NHL debuts this season
Call-ups to San Jose – 12 different call-ups to San Jose this season
 
Coming and goings from the Shark Tank:
Date
Player
Team
Transaction
01/06/2014
Worcester
DEL Recalled from loan by San Jose (NHL)
01/05/2014
Worcester
ADD Returned on loan from San Jose (NHL)
01/03/2014
Worcester
DEL Recalled from loan by San Jose (NHL)
12/30/2013
Worcester
DEL Recalled from loan by San Jose (NHL)
 
Top Worcester Sharks:
o Goals                                    Hamilton (11)
o Game Winners                   Tarasov (3)
o Assists                                  Kearns (13)
o Points                                   Hamilton (11-7-8), Tarasov (9-9-18), Kearns (5-13-18)
o Power play Points              Kearns (3-7-10)
o Shots                                    Hayes (81)
o PIM                                       Gogol (116)
o Fighting Pen.                       Bonneau (7)
o Plus/Minus                          Bonneau (+2)
o Wins                                     Sateri (8)
o G.A.A.                                   Grosenick (2.33)
o Save %                                  Grosenick (.914)
o Shutouts                              Grosenick (1)
 
Sharks in the ECHL:
The San Francisco Bulls are 12-17-4-1; 29pts through 34 games this season which is good for 3rd place in the Pacific Division.
 
Sharks players under an AHL contract currently playing in San Francisco include:
Forward Chris Crane (7-7-14) in 34gp
Defenseman Kyle Bigos (2-4-6) in 34gp
Goaltender JP Anderson – 1-7-2, 3.48 .892%
Defenseman Steve Tarasuk (2-10-12) in 31gp
 
Week ahead for the Bulls:
Thu. Jan 9 at 10:30pm (EST) vs. Alaska
Fri. Jan 10 at 10:30pm (EST) vs. Alaska
Sat. Jan 11 at 10:30pm (EST) vs. Alaska
 
Sharks in the NHL:
The San Jose Sharks are currently in 2nd place in the Pacific Division and 4th place in the Western Conference with 60 points and a 27-10-6 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, Freddie Hamilton, Bracken Kearns, and Eriah Hayes.
 
Week ahead for the SJ Sharks;
Tue. Jan 7 at 8pm (EST) at Nashville
Thu. Jan 9 at 10:30pm (EST) vs. Detroit
Sat. Jan 11 at 10:30pm (EST) vs. Boston
 
Coming Up for the Worcester Sharks:
The Worcester Sharks host three games this weekend  at the DCU Center beginning with a 7:30pm start on Friday vs. the Hartford Wolf Pack on a $2-$2-$2 Friday night where hot dogs popcorn and soda are just $2! Friday night’s game will be the first of four carried live on Charter TV3.
 
On Saturday, the Sharks host the Norfolk Admirals at 7pm with the first 2,000 fans receiving a “Dirty Harri” movie poster presented by WTAG. Doors open at 1:30pm for the 5th annual High School Hockey Showdown which willfeature the Shrewsbury Colonials vs. the Algonquin Tomahawks The girls’ varsity game is at 2pm and the boys’ game at 4pm.
 
On Sunday the Sharks host the Portland Pirates at 3pm on $5 Kids Sundays presented by Hebert Candies. Boston Garden Legend Rene Rancourt will perform the national anthem and sign autographs at the game!
 
Score a Family Fun Pack (4 tickets, 4 hotdogs, and 4 sodas) for any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday game starting at just $79!
 
2013-14 Flex ticket packages are on sale now! Score your 40 or 12 ticket flex package by contacting the Sharks front office at 508-929-0500. You decide how many tickets and how many games YOU want to attend while saving $$$ off box office pricing! It is that EASY!
 
Bring a group to sing the national anthem, book a fundraising event, host a birthday party, or have a blast in the high fin tunnel…. secure your personalized Sharks experience today!
 
Contact Worcester Sharks account executives Kristyn Galante, Erin Croce, Sean West, Amanda Perkins, Peter Kelly, Andrew Nawn, and Mike Connole as they are taking deposits for the Sharks 8th season in Worcester! Jump in today and save up to 40% off box office prices! Some of the exclusive benefits for full season ticket holders will include:
 
·          Guaranteed same seat for all 38 home dates and playoff home games at the DCU Center
·          Priority access to purchase tickets to other DCU Center events (subject to availability)
·          Seven FREE friends and family vouchers
·          Exclusive events with Sharks players
·          Merchandise discounts and much, much, more!
 
Season ticket packages and group tickets for the 2013-14 season are on sale now by contacting the Worcester Sharks Office at 508.929.0500 or by crashing the net at www.SharksAHL.com.
 
Socialize with the Worcester Sharks all year long! Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorcesterSharks, follow us on Twitter @WorcesterSharks, and download the Worcester Sharks App for free on your Droid or iPhone today!
 
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 www.SharksAHL.com.
 
 
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