Regular Season Recap

Worcester Sharks Weekly Release
Week of April 11, 2011
Regular Season Recap
Sharks finish season in 4th place in Atlantic with 85 points
Shark Snap Shot:
The Worcester Sharks chomped one out of a possible six points last week to wrap up their 5th season of hockey in Worcester with 85 points (36-31-4-9). The Sharks finished the season 0-2-0-1 after a 2-1 shootout loss to the Pirates in the home finale on Tuesday followed by back-to-back losses to the Checkers in Charlotte on Friday and Saturday. Worcester was eliminated from playoff contention after the 2-1 loss in game #79 to the Checkers on Friday night.
Top 3… Last Week!
#1 Harri Sateri makes 30 saves, and goes 4-for-5 in the shootout in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Pirates in the Sharks home finale at the DCU Center on Tuesday.
#2 T.J. Trevelyan scores in his third straight game and forces overtime in the 2-1 shootout loss to the Pirates on Tuesday.
#3 Cory Quirk scores and adds an assist in loss to Checkers on Saturday!
Last Week: (0-2-0-1) 1pts, 3gp
Tue.       4/5       SOL               Portland Pirates 2 @ Worcester SHARKS 1 – Shootout
Fri.          4/8         L                 Worcester SHARKS 1 @ Charlotte Checkers 2
Sat.        4/9         L                  Worcester SHARKS 2 @ Charlotte Checkers 6
This week:
Offseason begins
Rewind the Tape:
4.5.11 –Worcester 1 – Portland 2 – SOL – DCU Center
The Sharks lost to ­­the Portland Pirates 2-1 in the shootout in the last regular season home game at the DCU Center on Tuesday night. T.J. Trevelyan was the only goal scorer for the Sharks while Harri Sateri made 30 saves in the shootout loss. 20-year-old and San Jose Sharks draft selection Taylor Doherty made his professional debut for the Sharks recording two shots on net.
4.8.11 –Worcester 1 –  Charlotte 2 – L – Time Warner Cable Arena
The Sharks dropped a narrow 2-1 decision vs. the Checkers at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte on Friday night. With the loss and the win by the CT Whale in Bridgeport, the Sharks were eliminated from the Calder Cup playoff contention.  John McCarthy (7th) was the only goal scorer for the Sharks while Harri Sateri made 25 saves in his third straight start in the net for Worcester.
4.9.11 –Worcester 2 – Charlotte 6 – L – Time Warner Cable Arena
The Sharks closed out the regular season with a 6-2 loss vs. the Checkers at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte on Saturday night.  Jamie McGinn (9th) and Cory Quirk (4th) scored for the Sharks while Carter Hutton made 28 saves in the net for Worcester. Defenseman Sena Acolatse made his professional debut for the Sharks in the loss.
Sharks in the Atlantic: The Sharks finished swimming in 4th place with 85 points (36-31-4-9) in the Atlantic Division through 80 games, which was 18 points behind the first place Portland Pirates, 13 points behind the 2nd place Manchester Monarchs, and 3 points behind the 3rd place CT Whale. The Sharks led the 5th place Bruins by 3 points, 10 points better than the Falcons, followed by the 7th place Sound Tigers with 71 points to round out a very choppy Atlantic Division.
400 WINS + and 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.
*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.
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          13seasons           1,040GP                478 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: 478-433 -48 -44 -37. (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, 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 324 of the 478 victories (68%)… 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:  Jay Leach was the captain before he was traded to New Jersey on Feb 9th and Mike Moore was named the Sharks 4th captain in team history on Feb 11th. 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, Cory Quirk, Joe Loprieno, Frazer McLaren, and John McCarthy have also worn the assistant captain “A”.
*From east to west….. The Worcester Sharks had 13 different players (36 call-ups) receive at least one call up this season to San Jose… Currently; Justin Braun, Brandon Mashinter, Andrew Desjardins, Jamie McGinn, Benn Ferriero, Logan Couture, Jason Demers, Joe Pavelski, Devin Setoguchi, Marc-Edourd Vlasic, and Doug Murray are all former Worcester Sharks that are currently playing with the San Jose Sharks.
*Score first… the Sharks scored FIRST 39 times in 80 games this season (29-8-1-1); Benn Ferriero (5) Jonathan Cheechoo (4), Kevin Henderson (4), T.J. Trevelyan (5), Sean Sullivan (2), Dan DaSilva (3), Andrew Desjardins (3), Matt Irwin (1), Steve Zalewski (1), Chris Lawrence (1), Brandon Mashinter (2), Justin Braun (1), Jamie McGinn (2), Tommy Wingels (1), Joe Loprieno (1), Cam MacIntyre (1), John McCarthy (1), and Frazer McLaren (1) have the others.
*Slim Margins… 39 of the Sharks 80 games have been decided by one goal this season… Worcester went 20-6-4-9 in those 39 games.
*Don’t allow 4… The Sharks are 33-9-3-6 when they allowed three goals or less in a game…BUT… Worcester went 3-22-1-3 when they allow four goals or more.
*Shootout Hero… Dan DaSilva led the Sharks in the shootout this season. DD went 4-for-9 in the shootout with two game winners. DaSilva was the only Sharks player to dress in all 80  games this season for Worcester and was named the Sharks UnSung Hero this season.
*14 Shootouts… The Sharks participated in a team record 14 shootouts this season. Worcester had a 5-9 record in the shootout. Worcester had a 25.0% (18-for-72) scoring proficiency in the shootout 35.7% (25-for-70) in goals allowed.
*21 OT games… Worcester was involved in 21 overtime games this season, breaking the club record of 20, accomplished in 06-07 and 07-08.
*Sullivan Scores… Sharks defenseman Sean Sullivan had 12 goals (2 GWG) this season from the Sharks blue line.   The 27-year-old from Boston, MA had 12 goals and 49 points in San Antonio last season. Sean ranks 5th on the Sharks with 35 points this season. Sullivan was featured on Sports Center as the #4 play of the top ten countdown for his hip check on Jason Pitton on Jan 22 (BRI): Watch HERE.
*Give me Moore… #8 has played 192 games in a Worcester Sharks jersey and has compiled 52 points (10-42-52) and 278 penalty minutes. His +33 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. He has also been the Sharks Man of the Year for the previous two seasons for his continued work in the Worcester community. Moore was named the 4th captain in Sharks history on Feb 11th before the Sharks defeated the Falcons 5-0 in Albany.
*Sheriff back in town… Frazer McLaren returned to Worcester on Nov 20 after beginning the season with the San Jose Sharks. McLaren ranks 2nd all time in penalty minutes by a Worcester Sharks player with 417 (Staubitz 462). The Sherriff missed 21 games due to a lower body injury before returning to the lineup on January 11 vs. Albany.
*Sharks in the Atlantic… the Sharks had a 29-20-4-7 record against Atlantic Division prey this season.
*Good when leading… the Sharks had a 21-5-1-1 when leading after the 1st period of play and a 28-1-1-1 when leading after the 2nd period of play this season.
*Close encounters… the Sharks won for the first time at home by three goals or more in a 5-2 victory over the Monarchs on Feb 27.  At home, the Sharks are 12-2-2-5 in one goal games, 7-6-0-0 in two goal games, and 1-5-0-0 in three + goal games.
*Outshot but not outscored…. Worcester is 16-11-1-2 when they got outshot during a game.
*Reunion of sorts…Jonathan Cheechoo returned to the Sharks organization in Worcester and once again played 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” ranked 1st in Worcester with 47 points (18-29-47) in 55 games this season. Jonathan  missed the last 20 games due to injury.
*7 goalies… The Sharks used a franchise record 7 different goaltenders this season. (Stalock 41gp, Hutton 22gp, Gill 1gp, Machesney 6gp, Jakaitis 3gp, Sexsmith 6gp, and Sateri 7gp)
*50 players… the Sharks set a franchise record with 50 players on their roster this season. Sena Acolatse was #50.
*Young Guns… the Sharks dressed 22 rookies, including three from UMASS-Amherst (Braun, Irwin, and Marcou) and two from UMASS-Lowell (Hutton and Schaus).
*Super Sunday… the Sharks went 14-4-0-2 on Sunday afternoon games this season… including an 9-2-0-2 record at the DCU Center.
*Home/Away goals… the Sharks scored 104 goals at home and allowed 115 at the DCU Center…. while scoring 106 goals on the road and allowing 130 goals on the road.
*Good Starts… Worcester outscored their opponents 68-57 (+11) in the first period, 69-77 (-8) in the 2nd period, but outscored 65-98 (-33) in the third period.
*I’ll take a draft… 12 Worcester Sharks players were drafted by the San Jose Sharks. (Braun, Cheechoo, Doherty, Lucia, McCarthy, McGinn, McLaren, Petrecki, Sexsmith, Sateri, Stalock, Wingels)
*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. Desjardins skated in his 200th game as a Shark on February 5 vs. the Bruins and picked up a fighting major.   Desjardins was named the Worcester Sharks MVP this season.
 *Massachusetts… The Sharks had FIVE players born and raised in Massachusetts (Sean Sullivan – Boston, Cory Quirk – Brockton, Benn Ferriero – Essex, John McCarthy – Andover, and Jon Landry - Lexington)
*Packing them in… the Sharks drew 33,593 fans during the six game home stand which concluded on February 5 at the DCU Center (average of 5,599). The Sharks 7,273 attendance on Jan 29 pushed them over the 750,000 mark in four + seasons in Worcester.
*All 5 years… Jamie McGinn became the first player in Worcester Sharks history to dress in at least one game in the first five seasons with the Worcester Sharks when he played on January 28 vs. the Sound Tigers. The 22-year-old forward from Fergus, Ontario has played in 116 games for Worcester (36-38-74) and 96 penalty minutes.
*Jamie loves the Bruins…. 11 of the 36 AHL goals scored by Jamie McGinn have come against the Bruins… and all four of his AHL playoff goals have come against Providence.
*Breaking down the scoring… The Sharks scored 210 goals this season… 57 on the power play, 131 even strength goals, 7 shorthanded tallies, 5 shootout goals, and 6 empty net goals.
*Special Teams… Worcester finished 26th in the AHL on the PK at 80.2% (60-for-303) and 21st in the AHL on the power play with a 17.0% conversion rating (57-for-336). The Sharks scored 7 shorthanded goals and have allowed 13 shorthanded tallies.
*7 shorties… the Sharks scored 7 shorthanded goals this season, with 5 of them coming at home. Worcester is 7-0-0-0 in those games. Jamie McGinn has 2 while Andrew Desjardins, Kevin Henderson, Tommy Wingels, John McCarthy, and Patrick Davis have the others.
*10 with 10… the Sharks have 10 different players with at least ten goals this season (Cheechoo 18, Swift 17, Trevelyan 19, Ferriero 16, Sullivan 12, DaSilva 16, Desjardins 12, Mashinter 14, Wingels 17, and Irwin 10.
*Henderson surpasses… Sharks 2nd year forward Kevin Henderson had 8 goals and 13 assists this season and is +13 through 73 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 ranked 24th in the AHL with just 15.33 penalty minutes per game.
*Alex Stalock hits 100 games…. Stalock became just the 2nd Sharks goaltender to dress in 100 games on January 28  joining Thomas Greiss… Alex is 57-36-6 for the Sharks in those 100 games.
*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. 
*Five for fighting…The Sharks had 81 fighting majors (franchise record) this season good for 12th in the AHL… 22 different players dropped the mitts this season for the Sharks this season:  (Garet Hunt 3, Brandon Mashinter 10, Sean Sullivan 4, Jay Leach 5, Nick Petrecki 11, Andrew Desjardins 7, Dan DaSilva 4, Jason Pitton 1, Joe Loprieno 3, Kevin Henderson 3, David Marshall 1, Erick Lizon 3, Mike Moore 4. Cam MacIntyre 4, Tommy Wingels 3, Chris Lawrence 1, Frazer McLaren 7, John McCarthy 1, Michael Swift 2, Ryan Del Monte 1, Matt Irwin 1, and Jamie McGinn 1). The Sharks had 73 fighting majors last season, 78 fighting majors in 2008-09, 68 fighting majors in 2007-08 and 54 in 2006-07.
*Rough and Tumble Atlantic…. four of the top 12 teams in fighting majors reign from the Atlantic Division…. The Whale is 1st with 129, Bruins 7th with 86, Monarchs 9th with 83, and the Sharks 12th with 80.
Season by the numbers...
Record: 36-31-4-9, 85 points (4th in Atlantic Division, 9th in Eastern Conference)
Home Record: 20-13-2-5
Away Record: 16-18-2-4
Attendance: 162,728 (4,068 per game)
Goals Scored: 210, 2.63 goals per game, 27th in AHL
Goals Allowed: 245, 3.06 goals against per game, 19th in AHL
Shots per game: 32.20 – 4th in AHL
Shots allowed per game: 29.90 – 13th in AHL
Score 1st: 29-8-1-1 when scoring first (.769 win %)
1 goal games: 20-6-4-9 in one goal games
PP: 17.0%, 21st in AHL (57-336)
PK: 80.2%, 26th in AHL (60-303)
SHG – 7 shorthanded goals scored
SHGA – 13 shorthanded goals allowed
PIMS – 15.33 penalty minutes per game, 24th in AHL
Fighting Majors: 81 – franchise record, 12th in AHL
OT Games – 21 – franchise record, (3-4 record in OT)
SO Games – 14 – (5-9 record in SO)
Roster Players – the Sharks used a franchise record 50 players this season
Goalies – the Sharks used a franchise record 7 goaltenders this season
Players receiving call-ups to San Jose – 13
NHL debuts – 6 Worcester players made their NHL debuts this season
Call-ups to San Jose – 36 different call-ups to San Jose this season
Team Award Winners….
Team MVP – Andrew Desjardins
3 Stars Award – Jonathan Cheechoo
Rookie of Year – Tommy Wingels
UnSung Hero – Dan DaSilva
Man of the Year – Nick Petrecki
AHL All-Stars – Jonathan Cheechoo and Justin Braun
Player Snap Shots:
#3 Joe Loprieno – 52gp with Worcester (3-1-4), 61pims, -4, 42 shots, and three fighting majors… played forward in 11 games for the Sharks this season and scored his first pro goal in the first period vs. Charlotte on Nov 27… scored his first goal as a defenseman in a 5-4OTW in Portland on Mar 22.
#5 Jon Landry – 11gp with Worcester (1-2-3), 8pims, -7, 7 shots… AHL rookie…signed to an AHL contract on March 4, 2011... also played with Grand Rapids and Bridgeport in the AHL and Kalamazoo in the ECHL.
#6 Nick Schaus – rookie, 77gp with Worcester (4-15-19), 46pims, -3, 104 shots…scored two game winning goals.
#7 John McCarthy – 25gp with Worcester (7-5-12), 13pims, -1, 49 shots, 1 fighting major… split the season between Worcester and San Jose… score one shorthanded goal and an overtime goal… 37 games with San Jose (2-2-4) and scored his first NHL goal at Edmonton (Khabibulin) on October 23.
#8 Mike Moore – 49gp with Worcester (2-10-12), 50pims, +5, 86 shots, and 4 fighting majors… named the 4th captain in Worcester Sharks history on Feb 11… recorded first professional two goal game in 3-1 win vs. Norfolk on November 14th… made NHL debut this season and played in six games for San Jose (1-0-1) with one fighting major… scored first NHL goal in Colorado on November 17.
#10 Frazer McLaren – 40gp with Worcester (2-2-4), 71pims, -7, 35 shots, and 7 fighting majors… currently has the 2nd most penalty minutes in Worcester Sharks history with 417 (Staubitz 462)… missed 21 games due to a lower body injury before returning to the lineup on January 11… 9 games with San Jose this season with four fighting majors.
#11 Cory Quirk – 72gp with Worcester (4-7-11), 32pims, -16, 88 shots, and 1-for-2 in SO)… wore the assistant captain A on an occasion.
#12 Tony Lucia – rookie, 2gp with Worcester (0-0-0), -1, and 2 shots… missed the final 78 games due to a concussion.
#14 Jonathan Cheechoo – 55gp with Worcester (18-29-47),14pims, -11, 170 shots, (4-for-12 in SO)… led the Sharks in points, assists, and power play points (6-15-21)… named the 3 Stars Award Winner… assistant captain…two game winning goals… missed the final 20 games of the season due to injury.
#15 Patrick Davis – 26gp with Worcester (4-4-8), 2pims, +3, 29 shots… scored a shorthanded goal… acquired from the Devils (40gp, 3-10-13) in a trade on February 8.
#16 Mike Swift – 18gp with Worcester (1-6-7), 28pims, -6, 26 shots, 2-for-3 in SO, and 2 fighting majors… acquired from the Devils (48gp, 16-12-28) in a trade on February 8… missed the last 12 games due to hand injury.
#17 Tommy Wingels – rookie, 69gp with Worcester (17-16-33), 69pims, -6, 159 shots, 0-for-6 in SO, and 3 fighting majors… Worcester Sharks rookie of the year… 3rd in overall in goals scored and first with four game winners… made NHL debut in San Jose this season and played in 5 scoreless games.
#19 James Marcou – rookie, 41gp with Worcester (4-15-19), 18pims, -12, 70 shots, and 1-for-3 in SO… recorded 12 power play points (4-8-12) and one game winner… missed the last 38 games due to a concussion.
#20 Matt Irwin – rookie, 72gp with Worcester (10-21-31), 43pims, -7, 148 shots, and one fighting major… recorded 16 power play points (6-10-16), the 6 power play goals was tied for 2nd on team… scored two game winners… received one NHL call-up on February 18 but did not play.
#21 Benn Ferriero – 43gp with Worcester (16-17-33), 16pims, -17, 90 shots, and 0-for-5 in SO… led the Sharks with 8 power play goals and added 9 power play assists… scored three game winning goals…played 33 games in San Jose (5-4-9) and was +8.
#22 Andrew Desjardins – 58gp with Worcester (12-17-29), 69pims, +14, 112 shots, 0-for-1 in SO, and 7 fighting majors… named the Sharks MVP… assistant captain… led the team with a +14 and is all-time leader with +47… made NHL debut this season with San Jose and played in 17 games (1-2-3) and scored his first NHL goal vs. Miika Kiprusoff vs. Calgary on March 23.
#23 Dan DaSilva – 80gp with Worcester (16-25-41), 68pims, +7, 160 shots, 4-for-9 in the SO, and 4 fighting majors… named the teams UnSung Hero… assistant captain… was the only Sharks player to play in all 80 games… was 2nd on the team with 41 points and led the team with two game winning shootout goals.
#24 T.J. Trevelyan – 73gp with Worcester (19-21-40), 31pims, -20, 210 shots, and 3-for-11 in SO… led the team for the 2nd straight season in goals… led the team with 210 shots and first goals (5)… 2nd on the club in power play points (5-13-18).
#27 Justin Braun – rookie, 34gp with Worcester (5-18-23), 8pims, +1, 106 shots,… 13 power play points (3-10-13)… represented Worcester at the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic in Hershey… split time between Worcester and San Jose… made NHL debut this season with 28 games (2-9-11) and 44 shots… scored first NHL goal on Dec 2 at Ottawa vs. Pascal LeClaire.
#29 Nick Petrecki – 67gp with Worcester (3-11-14), 129pims, -17, 97 shots, and 11 fighting majors… led the team in penalty minutes and fighting majors… assistant captain… named the Sharks Man of the Year for his work in the central Massachusetts community… received first NHL recall on February 16 but did not play.
#30 Carter Hutton – rookie, 22gp with 11-7-2 record with a 3.01gaa and a .902 save%... 2nd on the team with 11 wins… recorded two shutouts… had a 1-2 record in the shootout (9saves-out-of- 13)… served as backup in San Jose for 13 games.
#32 Alex Stalock – 41gp with Worcester with 19-17-4 record with a 2.63gaa and a .907save%... led the team with 19 wins… went 3-4 in the shootout (24saves-out-of-37)… made NHL debut on February 1 vs. Coyotes and made nine saves on nine shots in relief of Antti Niemi and got first NHL win…. missed the final 29 games of season due to leg injury.
#35 Harri Sateri – rookie, 7gp with Worcester with a 1-3-1 record with a 2.56gaa and a .918save%... joined the Sharks March 12 after his season ended with Tappara Tampere in the FEL… led the Sharks with a .918save%... went 0-1 in the SO (4saves-out-of- 5).
#37 Sean Sullivan – 73gp with Worcester (12-23-35), 46pims, E, 129 shots, 0-for-1 in SO, and 4 fighting majors… led Sharks defensemen with 12 goals… had 14 power play points (4-10-14)… scored two game winning goals.
#41 Cam MacIntyre – rookie, 42gp with Worcester (4-4-8), 32pims, -15, 85 shots, 0-for-3 in SO, and 4 fighting majors… missed first 23 games of season due to injury.
#47 Kevin Henderson – 73gp with Worcester (8-13-21), 45pims, +13, 122 shots, and 3 fighting majors… surpassed goal (2) and point (15) totals from last season… 2nd on team in +/- with +13… 2nd on team with four first goals… added two game winners and a shorthanded tally.
#53 Brandon Mashinter – 62gp with Worcester (14-19-33), 96pims, -2, 112 shots, 1-for-8 in SO, and 10 fighting majors… became first Sharks player to record 2nd straight 10 goal and 10 fight season… scored six power play goals and two game winners… made NHL debut this season and suited up in 13 scoreless games with San Jose and picked up three fighting majors.
Coming and goings from the Shark Tank:
DEL Recalled from loan by San Jose (NHL)
DEL Recalled from loan by San Jose (NHL)
DEL Recalled from loan by San Jose (NHL)
ADD Returned on loan from San Jose (NHL)
DEL Recalled from loan by San Jose (NHL)
ADD Returned on loan from San Jose (NHL)
ADD Signed to PTO
DEL Recalled from loan by San Jose (NHL)
Top Worcester Sharks:
o Goals                                    Trevelyan (19)
o Game Winners                   Wingels (4)
o Assists                                  Cheechoo (29)
o Points                                   Cheechoo (18-29-47)
o Power play Points              Cheechoo (6-15-21)
o Shots                                    Trevelyan  (210)
o PIM                                       Petrecki (129)
o Fighting Pen.                       Petrecki (11)
o Plus/Minus                          Desjardins (+14)
o Wins                                     Stalock (19)
o G.A.A.                                   Sateri (2.56)
o Save %                                  Sateri (.918)
o Shutouts                             Hutton and Machesney (2)
Sharks in the Pacific:
The San Jose Sharks finished with a 48-25-9 record with 105 points and in 1st place in the Pacific Division, 6 points ahead of the Anaheim Ducks.   The San Jose Sharks finished 2nd in the Western Conference and will play the #7 seed LA Kings in the first round.
Logan Couture (32-24-56) has ripped it up in his first full season in San Jose and took home the SJ Sharks rookie of the year award. Logan finished 2nd on the team with 32 goals and 2nd with 8 game winning goals. Former Worcester Sharks; Joe Pavelski, Devin Setoguchi, Torrey Mitchell, and John McCarthy have all scored goals for San Jose.   Justin Braun had 11 points (2-9-11) in 28 games, Brandon Mashinter had no points and three fights in 13 games and Andrew Desjardins had three points (1-2-3) in 17 games.
Game     Day               Date           Time (PDT)    Location            TV                  RADIO                                      
  1          Thurs.           April 14      7:00 p.m.       HP Pavilion        TBA!          98.5/102.1 KFOX/SJS Radio Network
  2          Sat.               April 16       7:00 p.m.       HP Pavilion         TBA!          98.5/102.1 KFOX/SJS Radio Network
  3          Tues.             April 19       7:30 p.m.       Staples Center   TBA!           98.5/102.1 KFOX/SJS Radio Network
  4          Thurs.            April 21      7:30 p.m.       Staples Center   TBA!           98.5/102.1 KFOX/SJS Radio Network
  5*         Sat.               April 23      7:30 p.m.       HP Pavilion        TBA!          98.5/102.1 KFOX/SJS Radio Network
  6*         Mon.            April 25       TBD               Staples Center     TBA!           98.5/102.1 KFOX/SJS Radio Network
  7*         Wed.             April 27      TBD               HP Pavilion         TBA!          98.5/102.1 KFOX/SJS Radio Network
Sharks in the ECHL:
The Stockton Thunder finished 37-23-5-7 with 86 points in 72 games good for 2nd place in the Pacific Division in the ECHL.  Defenseman Ryan Constant (AHL Contract), Jody Pederson (AHL contract), and Tyson Sexsmith (NHL contract) are currently assigned to Stockton. The Thunder lost in the first round of the Kelly Cup playoffs 3 games-to-1.
Coming Up:
Marina Riva, Chris Curtis, Jonathan Forsberg, Jason Jones, and Matt Renzulli are all selling season tickets for the 1011-12 season!  Jump in today and save up to 40% off box office prices!  Some of the exclusive benefits for full season ticket holders will include:
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·         Merchandise discounts and much, much, more!
Season ticket packages and group tickets for the 2011-12 season are on sale now by contacting the Worcester Sharks Office at 508.929.0500 or by crashing the net at
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