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Worcester Sharks
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.

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History

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 results

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Regular season

Season Games Won Lost OTL SOL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
2006–07 80 41 28 3 8 93 247 244 4th, Atlantic
2007–08 80 32 37 5 6 75 216 258 6th, Atlantic
2008-09 80 42 35 1 2 87 223 223 4th, Atlantic

Playoffs

Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
2006–07 L, 2–4, Manchester
2007–08 Out of Playoffs
2008-09 In Progress

Team records

File:Sharks logo.jpg
Worcester's alternate logo, currently seen on their road jersey.
  • Current leaders through games played on July 17, 2008.
  • Source Sharks Inaugural Season @ The Internet Hockey Database

Game

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.

Season

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

Franchise

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 roster

  • Numbers courtesy of the Worcester Sharks on theahl.com
  • As of March 8, 2009.
Goaltenders
# Player Pos. Catches Date of birth Place of birth
29 Flag of Germany Thomas Greiss G L January 26, 1986 Cologne, Germany
35 Flag of Canada Kyle Jones G L August 22, 1983 North Delta, British Columbia
39 Flag of Canada Taylor Dakers G L September 14, 1986 Langley, British Columbia
<center>Defensemen
# Player Pos. Shoots Date of birth Place of birth
2 Flag of Canada Patrick Traverse - A D L March 14, 1974 Montreal, Quebec
4 Flag of Canada Kyle McLaren D L June 18, 1977 Humboldt, Saskatchewan
5 Flag of Canada Jason Demers D R June 9, 1988 Dorval, Quebec
7 Flag of the United States Brendan Buckley D R February 6, 1977 Needham, Massachusetts
8 Flag of Canada Mike Moore D L December 12, 1984 Calgary, Alberta
24 Flag of Canada Brett Westgarth D R February 4, 1982 Amherstburg, Ontario
25 Flag of Canada Derek Joslin D L March 17, 1987 Richmond Hill, Ontario
26 Flag of Canada Michael Wilson D L May 8, 1987 North Vancouver, British Columbia
<center>Forwards
# Player Pos. Shoots Date of birth Place of birth
9 Flag of the United States Tom Cavanagh C L March 24, 1982 Warwick, Rhode Island
11 Flag of the United States P.J. Fenton F L August 26, 1985 Springfield, Massachusetts
12 Flag of the United States Matt Jones RW R January 13, 1986 Kentwood, Michigan
13 Flag of the United States T. J. Fox C L June 11, 1984 Oswego, New York
14 Flag of Canada Frazer McLaren LW L October 29, 1987 Winnipeg, Manitoba
15 Flag of the United States Steven Zalewski C L August 20, 1986 New Hartford, New York
16 Flag of Canada Trent Campbell LW L December 24,1982 Beauval, Saskatchewan
17 Flag of the United States Ryan Vesce RW R April 7, 1982 Lloyd Harbor, New York
18 Flag of Canada Cory Larose C L May 14, 1975 Campbellton, New Brunswick
19 Flag of the United States Mike Morris RW R July 14, 1983 Braintree, Massachusetts
20 Flag of Canada Riley Armstrong RW R November 8, 1984 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
21 Flag of Canada Matt Fornataro C R June 26, 1985 Calgary, Alberta
22 Flag of the Czech Republic Lukas Kaspar LW L September 23, 1985 Most, Czech Republic
23 Flag of Canada Dan DaSilva RW R April 30, 1985 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
44 Flag of Canada Jamie McGinn LW L August 5, 1988 Fergus, Ontario
<center>Staff
Title Staff member
Head coach Roy Sommer
Assistant coach David Cunniff
Head athletic trainer Matthew White
Equipment manager Vinny Ferraiuolo
Strength and conditioning assisstant Jaime Rodriguez

NHL alumni

Notables who have played for the Sharks

External links

  • Worcester Sharks Official Website
  • Worcester Sharks Supporters Website
  • Worcester Sharks Booster Club


This article uses material from the "Worcester Sharks" article on the Ice Hockey wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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