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Worcester Sharks
WorcesterSharks
City: Worcester, Massachusetts
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Eastern Conference
Division: Atlantic Division
Founded: 2006
Home Arena: DCU Center
Colors: Teal, gray, black, white

                   

Owner(s): San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises (Greg Jamison, President & CEO)
General Manager: Wayne Thomas
Head Coach: Roy Sommer
Media: Worcester Telegram & Gazette
WTAG
WCTR-Worcester Channel 3
Affiliates: San Jose Sharks (NHL)
Phoenix Roadrunners (ECHL)
Franchise history
1996 to 2001: Kentucky Thoroughblades
2001 to 2006: Cleveland Barons
2006 to present: Worcester Sharks

The Worcester Sharks are a professional Ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. The team is based in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts. At the DCU Center The team and the city of Worcester has been chosen to host the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic. The Worcester Sharks main rival is the Providence Bruins.

HistoryEdit

On January 6, 2006, the San Jose Sharks announced that they were moving their American Hockey League affiliate, the Cleveland Barons, to Worcester, Massachusetts. The Sharks played their first home game on October 14, 2006, in front of a sold-out 7,230 fans in a shootout loss to the Portland Pirates. The Sharks play their home games at the DCU Center in Downtown Worcester. The Sharks qualified for the postseason in their first season, but were knocked out in 6 games by the Manchester Monarchs in the first round. The team's second season was one of disappointment, with the team failing to make the playoffs and finishing below .500.

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Season-by-season resultsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season Games WonLostOTLSOLPointsPCTPIMGoals
for
Goals
against
Standing
2006–07 804128 3 8 93.58113822472444th, Atlantic
2007–08 803237 5 6 75.46913782162586th, Atlantic
2008–09 804235 1 2 87.54414462232234th, Atlantic
2009–10 804925 3 3 104.65012682752391st, Atlantic

PlayoffsEdit

Season1st round2nd round3rd roundFinals
2006–07 L, 2–4, Manchester
2007–08 Out of Playoffs
2008–09 W, 4-2, Hartford L, 2-4, Providence
2009–10 W, 4-1, LowellL, 2–4, Manchester

Team recordsEdit

GameEdit

Largest crowd - 7,406 (102.4% capacity) on April 11, 2009 vs. Providence Bruins.
Goals by the team - 7, done 3 times.
Goals by one player - 5 (3 in regulation, 2 in shootout) - Mike Iggulden vs. Portland Pirates, January 18, 2008.
Saves - 51 - Thomas Greiss vs. Hartford Wolf Pack, April 6, 2008.

SeasonEdit

Goals: 35 - Mathieu Darche, 2006-2007
Assists: 47 - Ryan Vesce, 2008-2009
Points: 80 - Mathieu Darche, 2006-2007
Penalty minutes: 211 - Brennan Evans, 2007-2008
Goaltending wins: 30 - Thomas Greiss, 2008-2009
GAA: 2.47 - Thomas Greiss, 2008-2009
SV%: .912 - Thomas Greiss, 2006-2007

FranchiseEdit

Goals: 59 - Mike Iggulden and Riley Armstrong
Assists: 79 - Lukas Kaspar
Points: 125 - Lukas Kaspar
Penalty minutes: 381 - Brennan Evans
Goaltending wins: 74 - Thomas Greiss
Shutouts: 3 - Dimitri Patzold, Taylor Dakers, and Thomas Greiss
Games played: 155 - Brennan Evans

Current rosterEdit

  • Numbers courtesy of the Worcester Sharks on theahl.com
  • As of July 31, 2010.
Goaltenders
# Player Pos. Catches Date of birth Place of birth Junior/College team
29 Flag of Canada Frank Doyle # G L September 8, 1980 Guelph, Ontario University of Maine
32 Flag of the United States Alex StalockG L July 28, 1987 Saint Paul, Minnesota University of Minnesota-Duluth
Defensemen
# Player Pos. Shoots Date of birth Place of birth Junior/College team
3 Flag of the United States Joe Loprieno D R October 8, 1986 Bloomington, Illinois Merrimack College
4 Flag of Canada Jason Demers D R June 9, 1988 Dorval, Quebec Victoriaville Tigres-->
8 Flag of Canada Mike Moore D L December 12, 1984 Calgary, Alberta Princeton University
19 Flag of Canada Michael Wilson D L May 8, 1987 North Vancouver, British Columbia Swift Current Broncos
25 Flag of Canada Derek Joslin D L March 17, 1987 Richmond Hill, Ontario Ottawa 67's
27 Flag of the United States Nick Petrecki D L July 11, 1989 Schenectady, New York Boston College
39 Flag of Canada Matt Irwin Δ D L November 29, 1987 Brentwood Bay, British Columbia UMass-Amherst
41 Flag of Canada Brett Westgarth D R February 4, 1982 Amherstburg, Ontario Princeton University
42 Flag of the United States Nick Schaus Δ D R July 3, 1986 Orchard Park, New York UMass-Lowell
44 Flag of the United States Justin Braun Δ D R February 10, 1987 Vadnais Heights, Minnesota UMass-Amherst
Forwards
# Player Pos. Shoots Date of birth Place of birth Junior/College team
7 Flag of the United States John McCarthy LW L August 9, 1986 Boston, Massachusetts Boston University
14 Flag of Canada Frazer McLaren LW L October 29, 1987 Winnipeg, Manitoba Portland Winter Hawks
15 Flag of the United States Steven Zalewski C L August 20, 1986 New Hartford, New York Clarkson University
16 Flag of Canada Dean Strong RW R July 17, 1985 Mississauga, Ontario University of Vermont
21 Flag of the United States Benn Ferriero RW R April 29, 1987 Boston, Massachusetts Boston College
22 Flag of Canada Andrew Desjardins C L July 27, 1986 Lively, Ontario Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
23 Flag of Canada Dan DaSilva RW R April 30, 1985 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Portland Winter Hawks
24 Flag of Canada T. J. Trevelyan LW L March 6, 1984 Mississauga, Ontario St. Lawrence University
28 Flag of the United States Dennis McCauley LW L August 15, 1985 Billerica, Massachusetts Northeastern University
37 Flag of the United States Tony Lucia Δ LW L August 23, 1987 Plymouth, Minnesota University of Minnesota
38 Flag of the United States James Marcou Δ F R February 19, 1988 Kings Park, New York UMass-Amherst
47 Flag of Canada Kevin Henderson C L December 3, 1986 Toronto, Ontario Kitchener Rangers
53 Flag of Canada Brandon Mashinter LW L September 20, 1988 Bradford, Ontario Kitchener Rangers/Belleville Bulls

§ - assigned by the San Jose Sharks (NHL)
¢ - currently on conditioning assignment from the San Jose Sharks
¶ - recalled from the Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL)
 # - 25 game Professional Tryout Contract (PTO)
Δ - Amateur Tryout Contract (ATO)
♦ - 2009-10 All-Star

Staff
Title Staff member
Head coach Roy Sommer
Assistant coach David Cunniff
Head athletic trainer Matthew White
Equipment manager Vinny Ferraiuolo
Assistant Equipment manager Tim Wegner
Strength and conditioning assistant Jaime Rodriguez
Team Physician William J. Morgan, M.D.
Team Physician William B. Balcom, M.D.
Team Physician Gary Peters, M.D.

Occasionally, former NHLer and Sharks scout Bryan Marchment joins the coaching staff for games in Worcester.

NHL alumni Edit

Notables who have played for the SharksEdit

External links Edit


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