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And that, as they say, is that…

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Monday, May 11, 2015

Well, we’ve reached the point that everyone knew would eventually come, the end of the Worcester Sharks. Technically the WorSharks still exist until June 30th and there is at least the slim possibility some worthy news will pop up that I’ll need to make a blog post about, but for all intents and purposes this [...]

WorSharks final 2014-15 report card

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Thursday, May 7, 2015

Up next is the WorSharks 2014-15 report card. Most seasons there’s an in depth description, for this one there’s just a quick note about the player to go along with his grade. If you’re a reader of Sharkspage and a follower of mine on Twitter you’ve seen enough of my comments to know what the [...]

The “210 Awards” for the WorSharks 2014-2015 season

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Monday, May 4, 2015

With the Worcester Sharks final season in Worcester now at its end it’s time to start with the end of season paperwork. Up first are the “210 Awards”. For those new to the “210 Awards”, they are a mix of serious and (hopefully) slightly humorous awards named for the moniker this writer uses on many [...]

WorSharks lose 3-1 to Hershey, now need miracle comeback to avoid elimination

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Worcester Sharks once again couldn’t solve Hershey Bears goaltender Pheonix Copley, and with only Eriah Hayes finding the back of the net the WorSharks now head off to Pennsylvania down two games to none in their best of five series against Hershey after a 3-1 loss to the Bears Saturday night at the DCU [...]

Major mistake costs WorSharks in game one loss to Hershey

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Worcester Sharks played nearly perfect hockey for the first 57 minutes of the opening game in their Eastern Conference quarterfinals matchup with the Hershey Bears at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, but despite totally outplaying their opponents the WorSharks could only get a late first period power play goal by Micheal Haley past [...]

WorSharks caught looking forward in 5-4 loss to Portland

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Monday, April 20, 2015

The Worcester Sharks held a 4-2 lead going into the third period Sunday afternoon at the DCU Center against the Portland Pirates, and in the final 20 minutes with the Pirates skating for their playoff lives perhaps played it too casually as Portland struck for three unanswered goals to defeat the WorSharks 5-4 in what [...]

WorSharks beat Providence 5-2 to clinch playoff berth

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Worcester Sharks went into last weekend needing just a single point to clinch a spot in the American Hockey League’s 2015 Calder Cup playoffs and after going oh-fer in the three games fans began to worry if this was the beginning of something tragic, but after a dominating 5-2 Friday night against the Providence [...]

WorSharks sweep Pennsylvania swing with victories in Hershey and Wilkes-Barre

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Worcester Sharks spent their pre-Easter week in Pennsylvania to take on the Hershey Bears on Wednesday and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Friday, and with both teams in front of them in the AHL’s Eastern Conference standings and still some clubs close by in the rearview mirror the WorSharks needed to get some points from [...]

WorSharks defeat Falcons 4-1 to earn a six point weekend

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Monday, March 30, 2015

The Worcester Sharks went into Sunday afternoon’s contest at the DCU Center with the Springfield Falcons with a chance to provide a cushion between them and ninth place in the American Hockey League’s Eastern Conference playoff race, but after a solid opening period where they held a two goals lead the WorSharks suddenly turned into [...]

Taormina’s overtime strike lifts WorSharks over IceCaps 3-2

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Worcester Sharks stumbled and bumbled their way through most of Saturday night’s game at the DCU Center against the St John’s IceCaps, including not getting a single shot on goal during a full two minute five on three skater advantage, and found themselves trailing in the third period when WorSharks all-time goal scoring leader [...]

WorSharks overcome slow start to defeat Springfield 6-3

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Worcester Sharks found themselves in a situation they’ve faced far too often during this season Friday night at the MassMutual Center against the Springfield Falcons: trailing in the first period. But unlike previous weeks the WorSharks started firing on all cylinders while still in the opening stanza and managed to take the lead after [...]

McCarthy sets WorSharks franchise career goals mark in 6-1 win over Phantoms

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Worcester Sharks offense was firing on all cylinders Saturday night at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts against Lehigh Valley, with 13 of the 18 skaters registering points in the WorSharks 6-1 victory over the Phantoms. Former Union College standout Daniel Ciampini led the way notching his first two pro points with a goal [...]

WorSharks jump back into playoff race with 3-1 win over IceCaps

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Worcester Sharks know all it will take for them to get into the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup playoffs is to just win games as they still control their own fate, and Friday night at the DCU Center the WorSharks got off to a quick start with two first period goals by captain Bryan [...]

WorSharks bedeviled by Albany in 3-2 loss

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Worcester Sharks continued their first period woes by not scoring in the opening stanza in their seventh consecutive game, and despite coming back from a two goal deficit in the middle period the WorSharks didn’t have enough to get fully over the hump and dropped a 3-2 contest to the Albany Devils at the [...]

McCarthy becomes WorSharks all-time points leader in 5-1 win over Bridgeport

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Friday, March 13, 2015

The Worcester Sharks went down to the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Wednesday night with a little revenge in mind after losing to the Sound Tigers at the DCU Center on Saturday, and behind a record setting night by John McCarthy and a near flawless game by goaltender Troy Grosenick the WorSharks defeated [...]

WorSharks create hill too high to climb, lose 4-3 to Bridgeport

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Worcester Sharks spotted the Bridgeport Sound Tigers a two goal first period lead and through uninspired play saw the deficit climb to three goals, but two late power play strikes from Chris Crane and Willie Coetzee got the WorSharks all the way to nearly even before time ran out on their comeback as Worcester [...]

WorSharks thump Wolf Pack 5-2 in record setting night

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Worcester Sharks started off Friday night’s game against the Hartford Wolf Pack at the DCU Center looking unfocused and uninterested, and as a result found themselves down 2-0 after twenty minutes of play. Whatever the WorSharks did in the first intermission they may wish to do every night as Worcester came storming out of [...]

Evan Trupp gets hat trick, WorSharks melt IceCaps 6-3

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Worcester Sharks, fresh off a sweep of last weekend’s three-in-three with a pair of victories over the Norfolk Admirals and a Sunday win in Manchester, went into Friday night’s game against the St John’s IceCaps with a little revenge in mind after being banged around a bit on The Rock two weeks ago and [...]

WorSharks break IceCaps hearts with 3-1 victory over St John’s

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Worcester Sharks overcame canceled flights, aborted landings, and missing equipment during their trip north to St John’s, Newfoundland, and when if finally came time to just go out and play some hockey Saturday night that’s what the WorSharks did as Gus Young, Bryan Lerg, and newcomer Trevor Parkes all scored for Worcester while goaltender [...]

WorSharks blank Admirals to earn split of weekend series

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Worcester Sharks embarked on a five game road trip earlier this week, and after a 4-3 win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in Allentown, Pennsylvania Wednesday night the WorSharks headed to Norfolk, Virginia for a pair against the Admirals. On Friday night Worcester was blanked by Norfolk as Admirals goaltender John Gibson had 36 [...]