Worcester Sharks announce several transactions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 7, 2014
 
Worcester Sharks announce several transactions
Sharks sign Gourde and Gron / assign Brace and Stalberg to SF Bulls
 
WORCESTER, MA – Worcester Sharks (@WorcesterSharks) General Manager Joe Will has announced
the signings of forward Yanni Gourde to a professional tryout (PTO) agreement and forward Tyler Gron to a two way AHL/ECHL contract. Per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
 
In addition, forwards Riley Brace and Sebastian Stalberg have been loaned to the San Francisco Bulls in the ECHL.
 
Yanni Gourde returns for his second tour of duty with the Worcester Sharks as the 22-year-old from St. Narcisse, QC currently ranks 7th in the ECHL in scoring with 34 points (15-19-34) and was 2nd in the ECHL with 112 shots on goal in 30 games.  The second year pro played 54 games with the Worcester Sharks last year and recorded 14 points (8-6-14) in 54 games. Gourde will wear # 37 for the Sharks.
 
Tyler Gron, 24, is second in the ECHL with 17 goals, leads the SF Bulls with 29 points (17-12-29) in 31 games, and was recently named the ECHL Runner-Up Player of the Month for December. Last season Gron produced 32 points (21-11-32) in 34 games with the Idaho Steelheads (ECHL) and 35 points (21-14-35) in 31 games for the Bloomington Blaze (CHL).  The Spruce Grove, Alberta native played three games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers after completing four seasons at Northern Michigan University in 2012. Gron will wear #38 for the Sharks.
 
Riley Brace heads to San Francisco for the second time this season. The Ottawa, ONT native has three points (0-3-3) in 24 games with Worcester and one assist in two games for the Bulls this season.
 
Sebastian Stalberg has five points (1-4-5) in 23 games for the Worcester Sharks this season. The Gothenburg, Sweden native had 18 points (10-8-18) in 66 games last year in his first professional season with Worcester after signing with the San Jose Sharks in 2012.
 
Both Gourde and Gron practiced with the Worcester Sharks on Tuesday and are expected to make their debuts this weekend as the Sharks host three games at the DCU Center.
 
For more information please visit www.SharksAHL.com or call 508-929-0500.



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