TWiST... This Week in Sharks Territory

TWiST…This Week in Sharks Territory
With the start of the new season just over two weeks away, the Sharks are tweaking their roster and making final adjustments.  Position battles are getting tight, with only a limited number of players able to be kept.  You can keep up with the latest news here at, and as always, here is what’s happening in Sharks Territory…
Worcester Roster Reduced by Eight
San Jose Sharks Vice President and Worcester Sharks General Manager Wayne Thomas announced today that the Worcester Sharks have released eight players from the 2008-09 Worcester Sharks training camp roster.  The moves leave 30 players remaining in Worcester’s camp.  The following players have been released:
PLAYER                                POS
Wes Clark                            LW
Ryan Daniels                       G
Gino Guyer                           C
Dan Travis                            RW
Jamie VanderVeeken         D
Rick Cleaver                         RW
Brian O'Hanley                     D
Phil Youngclaus                  D 
Sharks Fall in Exhibition Opener
The Worcester Sharks fell 3-2 in pre-season action on Wednesday night against the Hartford Wolf Pack at Trinity College.  Goals were scored by defenseman Rory Rawlyk and right winger Ashton Rome.  Highlights included fights involving James McEwan and Frazer McLaren.
For the complete game recap, click HERE.
San Jose Reduces Roster by Six
San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson has announced that the following players will report to training camp in Worcester:
PLAYER                                POS                       STATUS
Tom Cavanagh                     C                          Draft Choice – 2001, 6th round
Jason Demers                      D                          Draft Choice – 2008, 7th round
Thomas Greiss                     G                          Draft Choice – 2004, 3rd round
Jamie McGinn                        LW                      Draft Choice – 2006, 2nd round
Michael Wilson                      D                          Tryout
Steven Zalewski                    C                          Draft Choice – 2004, 5th round
Dates to Remember:
--2008-09 Individual Game Tickets are on sale now!  Packages can be purchased at the DCU Center, or can be purchased by phone by calling (508)929-0500.
--Exhibition games will be held across several venues in New England.  The Sharks preseason schedule is as follows:
-October 3rd vs. Springfield at MassMutual Center (7:30 p.m.)
-October 4th vs. Hartford at Loring Arena in Framingham (7 p.m.)
-October 5th vs. Manchester at Wallace Civic Center in Fitchburg (4 p.m.), presented by the Sentinel & Enterprise
--Opening night for the Sharks is October 11th at Lowell.  Game time is 7 p.m.
--The Sharks home opener is on October 18th against Providence at 7:05 p.m.  All-Star bobbleheads & magnet schedules will be given out to the first 3,000 fans courtesy of Charter Communications! There will also be a pre-game concert by Joshua Tree!
--Tickets for the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Charter Communications will go on sale to the public on October 18th as well.
Ticket Info for Exhibition Games:
Saturday, October 4th at 7pm – Loring Arena in Framingham
Sharks vs. Hartford Wolf Pack
Ticket pricing:   $8 for adults
$5 for kids 12 and under
Tickets can be purchased at the Loring Arena Box Office. For more information call 508-532-5951.
Sunday, October 5th at 4pm - Wallace Civic Center in Fitchburg
Sharks vs. Manchester Monarchs presented by the Sentinel & Enterprise
Ticket pricing:   $7 for adults
$5 for kids 12 and under
Tickets may be purchased at the Wallace Civic Center.  For more information call 888-64RINKS.
Season Ticket Holders may purchase tickets in advance for both games for $5.00 each by calling the Sharks Office at 508-929-0500.
Swimming with FINZ
On Saturday, October 4, FINZ will be at the Longsjo Speed Skating Event at the Wallace Civic Center in Fitchburg on 1000 John Fitch Highway from 3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
On Sunday, October 5, you can find FINZ at the JDRF Worcester Walk to Cure Diabetes at Worcester State College in Worcester from 10:30am to 11:30am.  
Click HERE to see what’s on tap for FINZ in the coming weeks.
Sharks TV!  Summer Like a Shark
Check out the newest episode of Sharks TV!  The voice of the Worcester Sharks, Eric Lindquist invited Sharks forwards T.J. Fox and Matt Jones for a day of fun at Six Flags New England.  The Sharks TV crew made the trip as well!  
Check out the second of three episodes of "Summer Like A Shark" at Six Flags New England exclusively on Sharks TV on by clicking HERE!
Make sure to check back for the next NEW episodes of Sharks TV on as the Sharks TV Crew have NEW video equipment and will be producing some new and exciting Sharks TV episodes.
Click HERE for all of the previous Sharks TV episodes.
Alternate Jerseys
The Sharks will don an alternate color jersey at select home and away games this year.  The jersey is grey and has “SHARKS” written diagonally across the front of the sweater.  These jerseys will premier on the October 25th home contest against Bridgeport.
Click HERE for more information on the alternate jerseys.
Upcoming Promotions
The Sharks recently released their promotions schedule for the 2008-09 season. The Sharks are offering a special BOGO Free ticket offer (Buy One Get One) until October 18th!  Promotional highlights early on include:
10/18 – Opening Night – All-Star bobbleheads & magnet schedules courtesy of Charter Communications for first 3,000 fans and a pre-game concert by Joshua Tree!
11/15 – Appearance by Jason Earles from Hannah Montana, who plays Hannah’s brother Jackson!
Call the Sharks at (508)929-0500 to order tickets for any of these games!
Click HERE for the complete listing of promotions.
TWiST Picks of the Week
If you have any suggestions for a TWiST Pick of the Week, send them in to [email protected]!
Returning Shark Tom Cavanagh
Holy Cross graduate – Matt Burke
Massachusetts native – Nate Bostic
NCAA Football: Auburn v. Vanderbilt – Vanderbilt
Hockey Moms or Soccer Moms – Hockey Moms

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