Archive for January, 2011

Nick Diaz and Jacare Souza cap main event slugfests with submission wins on stacked Strikeforce card in San Jose, Herschel Walker earns 2nd MMA win

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, January 30, 2011

NICK DIAZ ABSORBED RIGHT HOOK BY CYBORG SANTOS IN 1ST ‘I LOVE MY WORK’ JACARE SOUZA SAID AFTER 3RD ROUND SUBMISSION #34 HERSCHEL WALKER ENTERED THE CAGE TO A STANDING OVATION Strikeforce Welterweight title holder Nick Diaz and Middleweight title holder Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza defended their belts against agressive challengers in the San Jose based [...]

McGinn, WorSharks Send Bruins Into Hibernation, 3-2

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Worcester Sharks, in a game eerily similar to Friday night’s contest, got three goals in the first half of the game and then held on for dear life┬áduring the second half to defeat the Providence Bruins 3-2 Saturday night at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of 7,273 fans. The WorSharks would [...]

Braun, WorSharks Silence Sound Tigers, 3-2

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Worcester Sharks got two goals from Justin Braun and a third period game winner from Dan DaSilva to defeat the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3-2 Friday night at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of 3,468 fans. The WorSharks would get on the board first after some hard work from the Crazed Rats [...]

Nick Diaz and Jacare Souza make weight for Saturday night Strikeforce title defenses in San Jose, Herschel Walker and Roger Gracie prepare for intriguing MMA fights

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, January 28, 2011

NICK DIAZ AND ‘CYBORG’ SANTOS FACE OFF FRIDAY AT WEIGH-INS STRIKEFORCE MW CHAMPION JACARE SOUZA MAKES WEIGHT FOR SAT. FIGHT FORMER HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER HERSCHEL WALKER PERPARES FOR 2ND MMA BOUT STRIKEFORCE RING GIRLS AT WEIGH-INS FRIDAY IN SAN JOSE Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz and Middleweight Champion ‘Jacare’ Souza were on weight Friday afternoon [...]

Contest window running out on new look Mavericks Big Wave Surfing Contest, large swell caused near death injury to surfer last weekend

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, January 28, 2011

Mavericks continues to teach harsh history lessons. No stranger to harrowing occurances, a 25-30 foot set of rogue waves at Northern California’s largest break last weekend battered 30-year old surfer Jake Trette. After being caught out of position and sucked over the falls, subsequent heavy waves broke on top of Trette and rendered the southern [...]

Sharks set to debut third back-up goaltender in 3 games, Evgeni Nabokov saga continues as he is suspended by New York Islanders

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

EVGENI NABOKOV SUSPENDED BY NY ISLANDERS FOR NOT REPORTING TO TEAM GOALIE J.P. ANDERSON CONGRATULATED ANTTI NIEMI AFTER WIN ON SATURDAY The Sharks have experienced a spate of goaltending drama on both coasts in the last few days. With Antero Niittyamki injured, the teal, orange and black are scheduled to debut their third straight backup [...]

Tonight’s 2011 ECHL Allstar Game in Bakersfield marred by Anti-Semitism lawsuit levied against Bakersfield Condors by former player

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

2011 ECHL ALLSTAR GAME IN BAKERFIELD MARRED BY DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT The fourth ECHL Allstar Game to be hosted in California in the last 6 years was marred by the recent filing of a discrimination suit against the Anaheim Ducks by former draft pick and Bakersfield Condors player Jason Bailey. According to a lawsuit filed at [...]

DOH Podcast #132: Current 4-game win streak, Vancouver and Minnesota, additions Kyle Wellwood and Ben Eager, Evgeni Nabokov saga

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss the Sharks response to a 6-game losing streak with a current 4-game win streak, take a look back at recent wins over Vancouver and Minnesota, weigh the Canucks offensive weapons vs what the Sharks bring to the table, discuss the recent acquisitions of Kyle Wellwood and Ben Eager, the [...]

WorSharks Rally, Then Fall To Portland 5-4

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Monday, January 24, 2011

The Worcester Sharks finally turned the tables on an opponent in the third period by making a miracle multi-goal comeback, only to stumble at the very end to lose their lead and then the game 5-4 in a shootout to the Portland Pirates Sunday afternoon at the DCU center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of [...]

Same Old Song And Dance For WorSharks In 6-3 Loss

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Worcester Sharks added another game to the already long list of third period collapses after turning a two goal lead into a three goal deficit and dropping a 6-3 contest to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Saturday night at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of a record crowd announced at 9,803. The [...]

Devin Setoguchi scored twice in 4-3 win over Minnesota Wild, four game Sharks win streak carries them back into playoff position

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, January 23, 2011

#31 ANTTI NIEMI IS 5-4 W/2.01GAA, .935SV%, 1SO IN 2011 #16 DEVIN SETOGUCHI TRIED TO STUFF PUCK AROUND #32 BACKSTROM IN 2ND #10 JAMAL MAYERS VERSION OF NATIONAL ANTHEM GETS MIXED REVIEWS The San Jose Sharks built on one of their best performances of the season Thursday in Vancouver with a 4-3 win over the [...]

Next generation of hockey fans out in large numbers at San Jose Sharks-Minnesota Wild game

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, January 23, 2011

YOUNG FAUXHAWKED SHARKS FAN POINTS AT SJ SHARKIE ON ICE AFTER WIN YOUNG FANS TRYING TO GAIN ATTENTION OF #16 DEVIN SETOGUCHI EACH SJ 3-STAR OF GAME GIVES YOUNG FAN A SIGNED HOCKEY STICK #60 JASON DEMERS GREETS GROUP OF YOUNG FANS AS HE TAKES ICE Near the end of the first period of Saturday [...]

WorSharks Fail Again In Third Period, Lose 5-2 To Pirates

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Worcester Sharks couldn’t hold on to a couple of one goal leads and then had their usual terrible third period where they gave up three goals on their way to a 5-2 loss to the Portland Pirates Friday night at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine in front of a crowd of [...]

Old And New Lift WorSharks Over Portland, 5-3

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Worcester Sharks got three players back from the NHL after San Jose made a couple of roster additions, and along with all three of those players scoring goals the WorSharks got multiple point nights from defensemen Nick Schaus and Jody Pederson and forward Tommy Wingles in a 5-3 victory over the Portland Pirates Wednesday [...]

DOH Podcast #131: Additions of Kyle Wellwood, Ben Eager, future trade speculation

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss the Tuesday additions of Kyle Wellwood and Ben Eager, the re-entry waiver wire callup and demotion process, how Eager is actually an upgrade over Jody Shelley/Brandon Mashinter/Frazer McLaren for the fourth line role, discuss the 4-game suspension of Scott Nichol, how the struggles of the Sharks big three line [...]

Flurry of roster moves on Tuesday — Sharks acquire LW Ben Eager from ATL for 5th, claim center Kyle Wellwood off waivers from STL, ractivate McCarthy, send 3 to minors, Nichol supended 4 games

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, January 19, 2011

C KYLE WELLWOOD CLAIMED SJ TUESDAY VIA WAIVER WIRE #55 LW BEN EAGER FACED SAN JOSE WITH CHICAGO IN LAST YEAR’S WCF Even veteran Sharks fans will need to realign their internal line geometry after a flurry of roster moves made on Tuesday. In a span of just under an hour, San Jose Sharks EVP/GM [...]

A full time NHL player for a 5th round pick; is it worth it?

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The news of the day for the San Jose Sharks was their claiming Kyle Wellwood off waivers from the St. Louis Blues and trading a 5th round draft pick to the Atlanta Thrashers for Ben Eager. Picking a player off of waivers costs nothing but a little cash and salary cap space, but in trades [...]

WorSharks Half-Season Report Card

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Monday, January 17, 2011

With the AHL season just past the halfway mark it’s time to take a look at the players on the Worcester Sharks roster and give them a grade on how well they’ve done against the expectations that have been set for them and how well they’ve done compared to the other players on the roster. [...]

WorSharks Run Aground By Pirates, 8-3

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Worcester Sharks couldn’t hold on to three different one goal leads and then apparently forgot there was a third period to play as they gave up six consecutive goals to lose Saturday night’s contest 8-3 to the Portland Pirates at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine. T.J. Trevelyan and Steven Zalewski each [...]

WorSharks Power Themselves To Victory Over Falcons, 3-1

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Worcester Sharks found themselves in the all too familiar territory of being scoreless and trailing in the third period, but three quick strikes allowed the WorSharks to celebrate Roy Sommer’s 1000th game as an AHL head coach with a 3-1 win over the Springfield Falcons at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts in front [...]