Sharks heating up in January

Week of January 12, 2015
#WorSharks heating up in January
Sharks went 2-0-0-0 in two games last week
Shark Snap Shot:
The Worcester Sharks (16-14-3-2, 37pts) chomped four out of a possible four points in two games last week and have won three straight games overall. Worcester scored a season high three power play goals on Friday in a 6-3 win over the Senators at the DCU Center and closed out the weekend with an exciting 4-3 overtime victory over the Bruins on Saturday as Bryan Lerg scored the first overtime penalty shot score in franchise history.
Worcester sits in 4th place in the Atlantic Division with 37 points (16-14-3-2) and 12th overall in the Eastern Conference. The Sharks are just four points behind the Lehigh Valley Phantoms for the 8th and final playoff spot in the East.
Highlights from the week include seven points (1-6-7) in two games from forward Willie Coetzee and Chris Tierney extended his point streak to five games (3-3-6) with a goal and two assists. Troy Grosenick picked up his 11th and 12th wins of the season while Bryan Lerg scored the first ever penalty shot overtime goal on Saturday vs. the Bruins in front of over 6,000 at the DCU Center. Daniil Tarasov scored three goals and added an assist in the two games while defenseman Dylan Demelo added three points (1-2-3) and was +3 last week. Jeremy Langlois scored one of the five power play goals Worcester scored in two games last week and now is tied with Micheal Haley for the team lead in goals (10).
Head Coach Roy Sommer was selected to coach the Eastern Conference AHL All-Stars as he will join Mike Stothers (Manchester) behind the bench. Sharks defenseman Matt Taormina was selected as an AHL All-Star for the first time as he has 17 points (4-13-17) in 35 games.
Freddie Hamilton was returned to Worcester from San Jose on Jan 11 after appearing in one scoreless game for the San Jose Sharks. Riley Brace was released from his PTO on Jan 12 after appearing in six games for Worcester (1-2-3). As of Jan12, Matt Tennyson and Melker Karlsson are with the SJ Sharks.
The Worcester Sharks player of the week nominee is forward Willie Coetzee. The 24-year-old from Johannesburg, South Africa recorded seven points (1-6-7), was +4, and fired ten shots in two games last week to lead the way offensively for the Sharks last week.
The Worcester Sharks continue their five game home stand with three games at the DCU Center this week and wrap up the four game week in Manchester on Sunday!
On Tuesday, the Sharks host the Manchester Monarchs at 7pm.
On Friday, the Sharks host the Manchester Monarchs at 7:30pm. Boston Bruins anthem singer Rene Rancourt will sign the national anthem and sign autographs! Fans can enjoy $2 hot dogs, popcorn, and soda all night long!
On Saturday, the Sharks host the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins at 7pm. Doors open at 3:30pm for the 7th annual High School Hockey Clash between the Hudson Hawks and the Marlborough Panthers at 4pm.
On Sunday, the Shark travel to Manchester for a 3pm start vs the Monarchs to close out the four game week!
Head Coach Roy Sommer surpassed Frank Mathers (1256 games coached) for the most games coached in AHL history on March 26 in the Sharks 5-3 win in Lewiston, ME over the Portland Pirates. Coach Sommer has coached 1303 AHL games – all with the SJ Sharks AHL affiliates. In total, Coach Sommer has been a head coach in 1,639 games in the AHL and ECHL. Roy surpassed John Paddock (589) for the 3rd most wins in AHL history in the Sharks 3-1 win in Providence on Jan 4.
Few things to know….
·         The Worcester Sharks are in 4th place (16-14-3-2, 37pts) in the Atlantic Division and 12th place overall in the Eastern Conference…. The Sharks have points in nine of their last 11 games (6-2-1-2) and have won three straight games overall.
·         The San Jose Sharks currently have 14 players on their roster that have spent time in Worcester (Couture, Desjardins, Pavelski, Sheppard, Wingels, Braun, Stalock, Irwin, Vlasic, Nieto, Mueller, Kennedy, Karlsson and Tennyson).
·         The San Jose Sharks are in 3rd place in the Pacific Division and 7th place in the Western Conference with 49 points and a 22-16-5 record.
·         Stanley Cup Champion (CHI 2010) Adam Burish was loaned to Worcester on Nov 24. Burish played in 20 games for the SJ Sharks this season and posted three points (1-2-3) and 33 penalty minutes. Burish has seven points (4-3-7) in 17 games for Worcester.
·         Rookie Chris Tierney had 16 points (4-12-16) in 17 games in Worcester this season and two points (0-2-2) in 14 games for the San Jose Sharks. Chris has a five game point streak in Worcester (3-3-6).
·         Melker Karlsson has been impressive so far with the San Jose Sharks. Melker has 10 points (6-4-10) in 14 games with San Jose since his recall on Dec 8. He scored his 1st NHL goal on Dec 22 at Anaheim and currently has scored a goal in five straight games for San Jose.
·         Freddie Hamilton leads the Worcester Sharks with 21 points (6-15-21) in 32 games and has played one game for the SJ Sharks this season (0-0-0).
·         Matt Taormina leads all Worcester d-men with 17 points (4-13-17) in 35 games. Matt picked up his 100th AHL assist vs. the Monarchs on Dec 26 and was selected to play in the AHL All Star Classic later this month in Utica.
·         Micheal Haley leads the club in goals (10), leads the club in fighting majors (6), and tops in penalty minutes (60). Haley picked up his 1,000th AHL penalty minute on Dec 13 and has also played four games with the San Jose Sharks this season.
·         Goaltender Troy Grosenick has a 12-6-3 record in Worcester with a 2.83 GAA and a .899 save %. Grosenick made his NHL debut on Nov 16 and set an NHL record for most saves in a shutout by a goaltender making his NHL debut (45) in the SJ Sharks 2-0 win at Carolina. Troy went 1-1-0 in two starts for the SJ Sharks and is currently in Worcester.
·         The Worcester Sharks are the least penalized team in the AHL with only 10.37 penalty minutes per game.
·         The Worcester Sharks are tops in the AHL with 33.79 shots per game.
·         Coach Roy Sommer currently ranks 3rd in the AHL with 592 wins in his career (17th season) and 1st in games coached in the AHL with 1303. 
 Top 3… Last Week!
1.       Willie Coetzee had four points (1-3-4) in the Sharks 6-3 win vs. Binghamton on Friday!
2.       Bryan Lerg scored the overtime game winner with a penalty shot score in the Sharks 4-3 win over the Bruins on Saturday!
3.       Konrad Abeltshauser recorded three points (1-2-3) and was +3 in the Sharks 6-3 win over the Senators on Friday!
Last Week: (2-0-0-0) 4pts, 2gp
Fri.          1/9         W            Binghamton Senators 3 @ Worcester SHARKS 6
Sat.        1/10       OTW      Providence Bruins 3 @ Worcester SHARKS 4 – OT 
Next Week:
Tue.       1/13                       Manchester Monarchs @ Worcester SHARKS – 7pm
Fri.          1/16                       Manchester Monarchs @ Worcester SHARKS – 7:30pm
Sat.        1/17                       Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins @ Worcester SHARKS  – 7pm
Sun.       1/18                       Worcester SHARKS @ Manchester Monarchs – 3pm
Rewind the Tape:
1.9.15 –Binghamton 3 – Worcester 6 – W – DCU Center – Worcester, MA
The Worcester Sharks (15-14-3-2, 35pts) kicked off their five game home stand with an exciting 6-3 win over the visiting Binghamton Senators (15-16-3-1, 34pts) in front of 2,667 fans at the DCU on Friday evening. The Sharks scored three power play goals for the first time this season as Worcester received multipoint games from Willie Coetzee (1-3-4), Konrad Abeltshauser (1-2-3), Dylan Demelo (0-2-2), Chris Tierney (1-1-2), and Daniil Tarasov (1-1-2). Ryan Carpenter netted the game winner and Jeremy Langlois knotted his team leading 10th goal of the season while Troy Grosenick made 26 saves for his 11th win of the season. 
1.10.15 – Providence 3 – Worcester 4- OTW – DCU Center – Worcester, MA
The Worcester Sharks (16-14-3-2, 37pts) came back three times and skated away with a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory over the visiting Providence Bruins (17-15-4-1, 39pts) in front of 6,083 fans at the DCU on Saturday evening. The Sharks trailed 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 before captain Bryan Lerg won the game in overtime on a penalty shot at 6:15. Daniil Tarasov (2 goals) and Dylan Demelo also scored for Worcester and Troy Grosenick made 26 saves in his 12th win of the season. John Buccigross was in attendance on his #bucciovertimechallenge bobblehead night and witnessed the first penalty shot overtime game winner in Sharks history as Worcester improved to 6-0-0-0 vs. the Bruins this season.
Sharks in the Atlantic:
The Worcester Sharks (16-14-3-2, 37pts in 35gp) are in 4th place in the Atlantic Division; which is 17 points behind the 1st place Monarchs (54pts in 37gp), six points behind the 2nd place Pirates (43pts in 38gp), two points behind the 3rd place Bruins (39pts in 38gp), and one point ahead of the 5th place IceCaps (36pts in 39gp) to round out a very choppy Atlantic Division.
 Coaching Milestones….
*1257 GAMES…..With the 5-3 win in Lewiston, ME vs. the Pirates on March 26, 2014, head coach Roy Sommer surpassed Frank Mathers (1,256 games) for the most games coached in the AHL.
*1,600 GAMES… With the 3-0 loss vs. the Norfolk Admirals on April 12, 2014, head coach Roy Sommer coached in his 1,600th professional game.
*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.  
1. Fred “Bun” Cook          1937-56                 19seasons            1,171GP                636 WINS
2. Frank Mathers              1956-85                 18seasons            1,256GP               610 WINS
3. Roy Sommer                1998-current         17seasons            1,303GP               592WINS
4. John Paddock              1981-2010            16seasons            1,125GP                589 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 (17th season) in the American Hockey League. His current regular season record is now: 592-548-48-59-56. (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 17, 1998. 
Shark Bites:
*Captains for the 2014-15 season:  Bryan Lerg was named the 7th captain in team history on Nov 14. Micheal Haley and Matt Taormina are the assistant captains this season.
*Breaking down October… The Sharks had a 4-2-1-0 (9pts in7) record in October with 22 GF and 19 GA. PP went 4-29 (13.8%); opponents PP was 2-20 (10.0%), and the Sharks had four fighting majors in October.
*Breaking down November… The Sharks had a 5-6-1-0 (11pts in 12gp) record in November with 30 GF and 36 GA. PP went 7-55 (12.7%); opponent’s power play went 6-41 (14.6%), and the Sharks had 11 fighting majors in November.
*Breaking down December… The Sharks had a 4-5-1-1 (10pts in 11gp) record in December with 28 GF and 31 GA. PP went 8-50 (16.0%); opponent’s power play went 8-37 (21.6%), and the Sharks had 3 fighting majors in December.
*Breaking down January…. The Sharks have a 3-1-0-1 (7pts in 5gp) record in January with 17 GF and 13 GA. PP is 7-18 (38.9%); opponents power play is 2-15 (13.3%) and the Sharks have 1 fighting major in the month of January.
*PP coming along…. The Sharks are 12-37 (32.4%) on the power play in their last nine games… and have five power play goals in their last two games (5-9).
*1800 (thanks Ballou) Riley Brace’s goal at 15:14 in the first period at Providence on Jan 4 was the 1800th goal scored in the history of the Worcester Sharks.
*Drought over… Riley Brace’s goal at the Bruins on Jan 4 broke a 56 game goalless drought in the AHL for Riley Brace.
*2014…the Sharks finished with a 36-34-7 record in the calendar year of 2014.
*That’s a first… the Sharks allowed their first ever penalty shot score on home ice as Sean Collins scored at 8:08 of the 2nd period in the Flacons 1-0 win at the DCU Center on Nov 15.
*That’s a first X2 (thanks Ballou)….the 1-0 loss on Nov 15 to the Falcons was the first time in Worcester hockey history that a 1-0 game was decided on a penalty shot… it was only the third 1-0 loss in Worcester Sharks history.
*That’s a first X3… the overtime penalty shot score by Bryan Lerg at 6:14 vs. Jeremy Smith in the Sharks 4-3OTW vs. Providence on Jan 10 was the first time the Sharks had ever scored a penalty shot goal in overtime.
*Strange but true… the Sharks had only lost two games in their first 641 games by a 1-0 score but lost twice by a 1-0 score in during a four game stretch… 1-0L vs. SPR Nov 15, 1-0L at HER Nov 22.
*1-0 scores…. Four of 12 games were decided by 1-0 scores (Nov 15-Dec 14…Sharks had a 2-2-0-0 record in those games)…. Worcester had only had five games in their first 641 games decided by 1-0 scores before this stretch.
*Shots on goal… Worcester has outshot their opponents in 24 of the first 35 games this season and rank 1st in the AHL with 33.94 shots per game…. Daniil Tarasov leads the club with 105 shots on net.
*Lead after 20 and 40… the Sharks are 6-0-0-1 when leading after the first period of play and 9-0-0-1 when leading after 40 minutes.
*Trailing after 40 minutes… the Sharks are 4-12-1-1 when trailing after 40 minutes… the 4 wins rank 2nd in the AHL (OKC has 6 wins).
*Sharp Shooter… Micheal Haley ranks 2nd in the AHL with a 30.3% shooting percentage…. Haley has scored ten goals on 33 shots this season.
*3rd period goals… Worcester has outscored their opponents 36-26 (+10) in the third period this season…the best goal differential period of the season for the Sharks (-11 in 1st and +1 in 2nd).
*House of Horrors… with the 5-3 loss in Hartford on Dec 12…the Sharks have lost 10 of their last 11 games at the XL Center…In all, the Wolf Pack have won 17 of the last 21 games vs. the Sharks.
*We like St. John’s…the Sharks are 9-3-1-0 all-time at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s NFLD.
*Monarchs have the Sharks #.... Manchester is 19-1-3 against the Sharks since Jan 1, 2013…..goaltender JF Berube is now 9-1-2 all-time against Worcester…. Worcester is 0-5-0-1 vs. the Monarchs this season and have been outscored 10-23 in the process… the Sharks and the Monarchs are in the middle of a stretch where the two clubs meet seven times over a 36 day span.
*Manchester D….the Monarchs held the Sharks to season low 15 shots on goal on Dec 13 in a 2-1 win over the Sharks. Worcester had just one shot on goal in the third period and the Sharks went 0-9 on the power play.
*Feasting on the Bruins… the Sharks are a perfect 6-0-0-0 vs. the Bruins this season and have outscored Providence 22-12 in the process! The Sharks will play the Bruins four total times in January….Worcester is 5-1-1 in their last seven games at the Dunkin Donuts Center and goaltender Malcolm Subban is 0-6-0 in his last six starts against Worcester.
*Quick Strikes (thanks Ballou)…On Oct 29 vs the Pirates, thefirst-period goals by Matt Tennyson and Micheal Haley, one at 16:37 and the next at 16:53, were four seconds shy of the team record. Garrett Stafford and Tomas Plihal scored 12 seconds apart in the second period on Feb 2, 2007 against Bridgeport at the DCU Center. It was only the fourth time in nine seasons the Sharks have scored goals less than 20 seconds apart.
*Fast start… Evan Trupp scored just 22 seconds into the first period on Dec 6 in St. John’s and Bryan Lerg scored 15 seconds in vs. Manchester on Dec 26. Graham Mink holds the record for fastest goal just 11 seconds into the game on March 7, 2008.
*Good Boys… the Worcester Sharks are the  least penalized team in the AHL averaging  10.37 minutes per game….the Sharks have been shorthanded just 113 times this season (3.29 per game) which is the least times shorthanded in the AHL.
*PPGA… the Sharks have allowed an AHL low 17 power play goals against in the first 35 games this season.
*Pro Debuts:  Gus Young (Yale) made his professional debut in the Sharks 4-1 win over the Portland Pirates on Oct 26.
*Close Games… 21 of the first 35 Sharks games have been decided by a single goal…Worcester is 8-8-3-2 in games decided by one goal this season.
*Score first… the Sharks have scored FIRST 15 times in 35 games this season (10-3-1-2) – Ryan Carpenter 1, Petter Emanuelsson 2, Taylor Doherty (1), Konrad Abeltshauser (1), Daniil Tarasov (2), Melker Karlsson (1), Evan Trupp (1), Freddie Hamilton (1), Micheal Haley (1), Matt Taormina (1), Bryan Lerg (2), Riley Brace (1), and Willie Coetzee (1).
*Big third period… Freddie Hamilton (3-0-3), Daniil Tarasov (0-3-3), and Evan Trupp (1-2-3) all recorded three points in the third period in the Sharks 4-1 win over the Pirates on Oct 26.
*Big third period X2… the four goals scored by the Sharks in the third period in 4-1 win vs. Portland on Oct 26 was just the 4th time this season a team has scored four goals in a period this season in the AHL.
*Thanks Ballou… despite going 10-2 in the shootout last season, the Sharks are just 31W-47L overall (40.2%)….Worcester is 0-2 in the shootout this season.
*AHL First… Matt Taormina became the first player to score a 3-on-3 OT goal under the new overtime format in the AHL in the Sharks 3-2 overtime win in Binghamton on Oct 11. The goal came at 6:34 assisted by Evan Trupp and Taylor Fedun.
*Deja-Vu (almost)…. Dylan Demelo scored at 6:33 of overtime on Oct 18…. Exactly one week after defenseman Matt Taormina scored at 6:34 of overtime on Oct 11.
*4 National Champions… The Sharks have four players that won the NCAA Division 1 Championship…. Gus Young was captain with Yale University in 2013….Travis Oleksuk with University Minnesota Duluth in 2011…Bryan Lerg with Michigan State in 2007…. and Adam Burish with Wisconsin in 2006.
*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.
*Stanley Cup… Adam Burish won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010.
*Swedish Elite League Championship…. both Melker Karlsson and Petter Emanuelsson won back-to-back championships with Skelleftea AIK in the SWEHL in 2013 and 2014.
*Young Guns… the Sharks have dressed 11 AHL rookies already this season. (Ryan Carpenter, Jeremy Langlois, Evan Trupp, JP Anderson, Gus Young, Chris Tierney, Aaron Dell, Nick Jones, and Andrew Blazek, and Greger Hanson)
 *Tallest Shark…. Worcester Sharks rookie defenseman Taylor Doherty is the tallest player in team history standing at 6’8” 235lbs…. Doherty has six goals, 29 assists, and 291 penalty minutes in 196 games with the Worcester Sharks. Taylor has yet to make his NHL debut.
*First Pro Goals this season… Ryan Carpenter scored his 1st pro goal (Andrew Hammond) in 3-2OTW at Binghamton on Oct 11…Chris Tierney scored his 1st (Malcolm Subban) in 4-2W vs. Providence on Nov 8.
*Sharks in the Atlantic… went 21-22-1-2 vs. the Atlantic in 2013-14 and are 9-8-1-1 in divisional play this season.
*Massachusetts!... the Sharks have one player that hails from Massachusetts this season (Gus Young – Dedham).
*I’ll take a draft… six Worcester Sharks players were drafted by the San Jose Sharks. (Abeltshauser, Hamilton, Doherty, Crane, Demelo, and Tierney)
*NHL Experience…. The Sharks have seven players on their roster with NHL experience… Matt Taormina 56, Freddie Hamilton 12, Eriah Hayes 19, Taylor Fedun 4, Micheal Haley 56, Chris Tierney 14, and Adam Burish 378.
*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 belonged to Dan DaSilva, who scored three times in Manchester during a 5-2 Worcester victory in Manchester on Feb. 14, 2010. Freddie Hamilton scored the first home hat trick in 206 games with three goals in a 5:12 span in the third period in a 4-1 win over the Pirates on Oct 26, 2014. It was the first home hat trick since P.J. Fenton had one on Feb. 28, 2009 in the Sharks’ 7-3 victory over Springfield. In all, Worcester players have recorded hat tricks only ten times in the franchise’s 663 games. The Sharks are 10-0 in those games and 1-15-3 in the 19 games in which the opposition has had a hat trick.
* Brothers… 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.
*Major Bonneau… Worcester Sharks tough guy Jimmy Bonneau has racked up 54 fighting majors in 144 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 126 fighting majors in 337 AHL games along with 947 penalty minutes.
 *Five for fighting… The Sharks have 19 fighting majors through 35 games this season (Bonneau 5, Haley 6, Shattock 2, Doherty 3, Young 2, Abeltshauser 1)….The Sharks had 70 fighting majors in 2013-14, 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.
Season by the numbers...
Record: 16-14-3-2, 37 points –4th in Atlantic
Win percentage: .529% – 10th in East
Home Record: 10-6-2-1
Away Record: 6-8-1-1
Attendance: 63,779 through 19 games this season – 3,356 average
Goals Scored: 97, 2.77 goals per game, 14th in AHL
Goals Allowed: 99, 2.83  goals against per game, 18th in AHL
Team Shooting percentage: 8.2% - 26th in AHL
Team Save %: .899% - 28th in AHL
Shots per game: 33.94 – 1st in AHL
Shots allowed per game: 27.46 – 6th in AHL
Score 1st: 10-3-1-2 when scoring first (.719%)
1 goal games: 8-8-3-2 in one goal games
PP: 17.0%, 12th in AHL (26-153)
PK: 85.0%, 10th in AHL (17-113)
SHG – 1 shorthanded goals scored
SHGA – 5 shorthanded goals allowed
PIMS – 10.37 penalty minutes per game, 30th in AHL
Fighting Majors:  19 – 27th
OT Games – 8 – (3-3 record in OT)  
SO Games – 2 – (0-2 record in SO)
Roster Players – the Sharks used 34 players this season
Goalies – the Sharks used 3 goaltenders this season
Players receiving call-ups to San Jose – 9
NHL debuts – 2 Worcester Sharks alumni making their NHL debuts this season (Troy Grosenick and Melker Karlsson)
Call-ups to San Jose – 11 different call-ups to San Jose this season
DEL Released from PTO
ADD Returned on loan from San Jose (NHL)
Top Worcester Sharks:
o Goals                                    Haley and Langlois (10)
o Game Winners                   Haley, Carpenter, Lerg, Trupp (2)
o Assists                                  Fedun and Hamilton (15)
o Points                                   Hamilton (21)
o Power play Points              Taormina (2-8-10)
o Shots                                    Tarasov (105)
o PIM                                       Haley (60)
o Fighting Pen.                       Haley (7)
o Plus/Minus                          Tierney (+6)
o Wins                                     Grosenick  (12)
o G.A.A.                                   Dell (1.72)
o Save %                                  Dell (.917)
o Shutouts                              Anderson (1)
Sharks in the NHL:
The San Jose Sharks currently have 14 players on their roster that have spent time in Worcester (Couture, Desjardins, Pavelski, Sheppard, Wingels, Braun, Stalock, Irwin, Vlasic, Nieto, Mueller, Kennedy, Karlsson, and Tennyson).
The San Jose Sharks are in 3rd place in the Pacific Division and 7th place in the Western Conference with 49 points and a 22-16-5 record.
Upcoming San Jose Sharks schedule: (all times are Eastern)
TUE        Jan 13    @ Arizona           9pm
THU       Jan 15    V. Toronto          10:30pm
SAT        Jan 17    V. Calgary            10pm
Coming Up for the Worcester Sharks:
The Worcester Sharks continue their five game home stand with three games at the DCU Center this week and wrap up the four game week in Manchester on Sunday!
On Tuesday, the Sharks host the Manchester Monarchs at 7pm.
On Friday, the Sharks host the Manchester Monarchs at 7:30pm. Boston Bruins anthem singer Rene Rancourt will sign the national anthem and sign autographs! Fans can enjoy $2 hot dogs, popcorn, and soda all night long!
On Saturday, the Sharks host the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins at 7pm. Doors open at 3:30pm for the 7th annual High School Hockey Clash between the Hudson Hawks and the Marlborough Panthers at 4pm.
On Sunday, the Shark travel to Manchester for a 3pm start vs the Monarchs to close out the four game week!
Worcester celebrates 20 years of AHL hockey!
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