Worcester Sharks scedule released

SHARKS HOCKEY IS FOR EVERYONE slogan kicks off 2011-12 campaign!
WORCESTER, MA – Worcester Sharks President Michael A. Mudd released today, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, the Worcester Sharks 2011-12 regular season schedule. The Sharks home opener will be on Saturday, October 15th vs. the Albany Devils at 7:00p.m. at the DCU Center.

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Worcester will commence the 2011-12 season with a battle against their Route 146 rival, the Bruins, in Providence, on Sunday, October 9 before returning home to the DCU Center for a battle against the Albany Devils with a 7p.m. tilt on Saturday, October 15. 
“We pride ourselves on providing families with weekend entertainment and this schedule does exactly that,” said Mudd.  “Over 80 % of our home dates are on the weekend. We are extremely excited about the upcoming season and look forward to continue to build our fan support through central Massachusetts. Sharks hockey really is for everyone.”
As part of its belief that Sharks hockey belongs to the community and people that live in it, the new season long slogan “SHARKS HOCKEY IS FOR EVERYONE” is designed to highlight the importance of the Worcester Sharks as a responsible partner to our fans, the community, and further the game of hockey. This isn’t just an advertising slogan, it’s an organizational direction. As the hockey season approaches, fans will see many initiatives’ that engage and educate the people of central Massachusetts.  More information will be released as the season approaches.
Thirty-two of the 38 Sharks home games will be played on the weekends with 22 of the 32 occurring on either Saturdays or Sundays. The Sharks will host 10 Friday home games this season with a start time of 7:30 p.m.  Fifteen home games will take place in 2011 and 23 in 2012.
The Sharks will host their new Atlantic Division opponent; the St. John’s Ice Caps, on four occasions (Nov 1, Nov 5, Jan 22, Apr 13). Worcester will square off against Atlantic Division rival, the Providence Bruins, for six home games, with all six dates falling during Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (Nov 13, Jan 7, Jan 21, Feb 24, Mar 10, Mar 16). The defending Calder Cup Champions, the Binghamton Senators, will visit the DCU Center on December 3 for their only visit to Worcester.
This season, the Sharks will play 10 sets of three games in three nights and will not play any four game in five night scenarios.  Worcester will host a season long six game home stand Oct 29 through November 13and embark on a season long eight game road trip on December 4-18 which includes their first ever trip to St. John’s on December 9 and 11.
The team has planned several exciting promotions throughout the season; including bobblehead giveaways, sports celebrity signings, $5 Kids Sundays, four high school hockey double headers, and much, much, more.  
The Sharks promotional schedule is expect to be finalized within the next few weeks and will be posted on www.SharksAHL.com.   
There are only 58 days until the Worcester Sharks opening night (October 15) at the DCU Center and 2011-12. Flex ticket packages are on sale now! Score your 40 or 10 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!
Starting now, the Sharks are offering groups to partake in a Sharks hockey experience with many interactive activities; including friends and family skates on the DCU Center ice before or after a game, the high FIN tunnel (high-fiving players as they take the ice), singing the National Anthem, intermission performances, and more.
Marina Riva, Jonathan Forsberg, Jason Jones, Chris Curtis, and Kristyn Galante are already taking deposits for the Sharks 6th season in Worcester!  Jump in today and save up to 35% 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 2011-12 season are on sale now by contacting the Worcester Sharks Office at 508.929.0500 or by crashing the net at www.SharksAHL.com.

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