Archive for March, 2011

WorSharks Booster Club Announces Awards

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Worcester Sharks Booster Club held its 5th annual awards banquet Tuesday evening at the DCU Center’s Convention Center. The awards were voted on by the Booster Club members during early March. The winners, as announced by Booster Club President Rich Lundin, were: Best Offensive Player – Jonathan Cheechoo Best Defensive Player - Justin Braun Tough [...]

WorSharks Salvage Weekend With 3-1 Victory Over Adirondack

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Worcester Sharks, coming off two embarrassing losses, finally put together three decent periods and got an outstanding goaltending performance from Carter Hutton to defeat the Adirondack Phantoms 3-1 Sunday afternoon at the DCU center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of 5,003 fans. After being blown out 7-2 Saturday night by the hapless Springfield Falcons [...]

DOH Podcast #140: Calgary, Los Angeles and Phoenix wins, first round playoff matchups, reader questions

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss recent Sharks wins against Calgary, Los Angeles and Phoenix, examine potential first round Stanley Cup Playoff opponents, and answer reader questions on the 140th episode of the Dudes on Hockey podcast. This Sharks podcast is posted here with permission. Visit dudesonhockey.com for more coverage of the team or download [...]

WorSharks Drop Another ‘Must Win’ Game; Playoff Hopes Looking Bleak

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Worcester Sharks twice overcame one goal deficits but couldn’t do it a third time as they dropped a 4-2 contest to the Providence Bruins Friday night at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of 6,242 fans. With the WorSharks chasing two teams for the final playoff spot in the AHL’s Eastern Conference [...]

Calgary Flames playoff hopes nearly extinguished, 0-1-2 road trip in California concludes with lifeless performance in San Jose

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, March 24, 2011

ONE OF 2 MAJOR SETOGUCHI COLLISIONS WITH KIPRUSOFF, THIS IN 2ND PERIOD SHARKSPAGE PLAYER OF THE GAME #17 TORREY MITCHELL — 2G, 5S, +2 SAN JOSE C #17 TORREY MITCHELL LIFTS 2ND PERIOD GOAL OVER KIPRUSOFF The Calgary Flames came into Wednesday night’s contest proclaiming the need for a Game 7 playoff effort to keep [...]

McCarthy, WorSharks Stun Pirates 5-4

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Worcester Sharks gave up three early goals but turned the tide with a Patrick Davis unassisted shorthanded tally and then used a Joe Loprieno game tying goal in the third period to get to overtime, where John McCarthy scored just 16 second into the extra session to give the WorSharks a 5-4 victory over [...]

Strikeforce sale an opportunistic business deal for UFC, strategic business deal for San Jose Sharks parent company SVSE

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

STRIKEFORCE HW FABRICIO WERDUM CELEBRATED 2010 UPSET OF FEDOR – PHOTO JON SWENSON GINA CARANO FACED OFF AGAINST ‘CYBORG’ SANTOS IN 2009 – PHOTO JON SWENSON STRIKEFORCE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT SANSHOU CHAMP CUNG LE IN 2005 – PHOTO JON SWENSON The landscape of mixed martial arts changed significantly on March 11th, possibly for the last time. [...]

The Hockey News/XM Home Ice 204 Podcast: Stanley Cup Playoffs, concussion talk, Joel Ward, Minnesota Wild

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, March 21, 2011

Last Friday on The Hockey News Radio Show with Adam Proteau and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon on XM Satellite Radio Home Ice Channel 204: Adam and Boomer are back in XM Radio’s Toronto studios and open the show by speaking with Nashville Predators winger Joel Ward about the difficulty of being a player injured during a [...]

Ferriero, Hutton Lead WorSharks Over Monarchs 3-2

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Worcester Sharks got two goals from Benn Ferriero and a great goaltending performance from Carter Hutton to defeat the Manchester Monarchs 3-2 Sunday afternoon at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire in front of an announced crowd 7,011. After long bus rides to and from Wilkes-Barre during the weekend it was imperative [...]

DOH Podcast #139: recent games, Steve Ott as NHL’s heroic savior, Heatley suspension, tournament play for Sharks prospects

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss the Sharks recent games against Vancouver, Dallas and Minnesota, cast Steve Ott is his new role as league savior, discuss the NHL’s 2-game suspension to Dany Heatley, and profile several Sharks prospects competing in junior, collegiate and international tournament play on the 139th episode of the Dudes on Hockey [...]

Sharks power past Blues 5-3, rookie center Logan Couture left game with lower body injury in 2nd period

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, March 20, 2011

#28 CARLO COLAIACOVO SHOWERS #31 ANTTI NIEMI WITH ICE #77 TJ HENSICK BATTLES #22 BOYLE FOR WRAPAROUND SHOT IN 3RD #22 BOYLE SWEEPS HAT OFF ICE AFTER PAVELSKI HAT TRICK, GOAL LATER GIVEN TO MARLEAU The Sharks earned another critical two points in the standings with a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Blues at [...]

ACHA D2 National Championships: Grand Valley State wins first D2 title with 6-1 win over Michigan State

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, March 20, 2011

GRAND VALLEY STATE CELEBRATES 2011 ACHA D2 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN SJ MICHIGAN STATE GOALTENDER #31 DRAKE TODD DEFLECTS SHOT IN 2ND MICHIGAN STATE F #51 ZACK ROURKE BREAKS PUCK OUT OF ZONE IN 1ST Michigan is a hockey powerhouse in the lower 48, feeding a steady stream of players everywhere from the NHL to the [...]

WorSharks Iced By Penguins 5-3, Fall Further Behind In Playoff Race

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Worcester Sharks had the lead twice against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins but couldn’t hold it either time, and has been happening far too often surrendered the game winning goal in the third period and dropped a 5-3 decision Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in front of 8,227 [...]

Hutton and Sateri Make 52 Saves In 4-1 WorSharks Loss To Providence

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Worcester Sharks drove south down Route 146 to take on the Providence Bruins for a 7pm start Friday night, and apparently everyone on the team except the goaltenders decided to take the night off as the Bruins defeated the WorSharks 4-1 while outshooting them 56-22. Carter Hutton got the start and made 30 saves [...]

Western Conference Playoff Push – 95 points or bust?

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, March 18, 2011

Current Western Conference standings: WESTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS: (before games played March 18th, 2011) 1 – Vancouver Canucks* 72GP, 47-16-9, 103 points 2 – Detroit Red Wings* 71GP, 43-20-8, 94 points 3 – San Jose Sharks* 72GP, 41-23-8, 90 points 4 – Phoenix Coyotes 72GP, 38-23-11, 87 points 5 – Los Angeles Kings 71GP, 40-26-5, 85 [...]

Examining the aftermath of the Sharks-Stars game – Heatley’s suspension, Wallin/Eriksson injuries, Ott’s ridiculous comments

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, March 18, 2011

#3 DOUGLAS MURRAY HIT ON #81 TOMAS VINCOUR – CSNCA #15 JAMIE LAGENBRUNNER HIT FROM BEHIND ON #7 NICLAS WALLIN – CSNCA #3 DOUGLAS MURRAY HIT ON #21 LOUI ERIKSSON – CSNCA Some games leave a mark. San Jose’s 6-3 win at Dallas on Tuesday night left a mark, injured a few key players, resulted [...]

ACHA D2 National Tournament in San Jose Day 1: SJ goaltender Alessandro Mullane stops 48 shots in losing effort, Florida Gulf Coast downs SJSU 3-2 in OT

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

SJSU G #31 ALESSANDRO MULLANE MAKES 1 OF 48 SAVES IN 2ND FLORIDA GULF COAST PLAYERS CELEBRATE AFTER 3-2 OT WIN 6-FOOT-3 FGCU GOALTENDER #1 RYAN LYNCH GLOVES A SHOT IN 1ST The ‘Group of Death’ of the 2011 ACHA D2 National Championship in San Jose has to be pool A with Grand Valley State [...]

ACHA D2 National Tournament in San Jose Day 1: Game of the night — Michigan 4, Siena 4

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

SIENA COLLEGE G #34 ADAM BROWN SNAPS A HEAD HIGH SLAPSHOT MICHIGAN F #13 COURTNEY MURTLAND, SIENA D #10 TIM BUBNACK PREP FOR FACEOFF #18 CHRIS HARJUNG (R) CELEBRATES 1 OF 3 GOALS HE SCORED IN 3RD Heading into the Friday night mathcup between Siena and Michigan, ‘the Saints’ were the clear favorites according to [...]

ACHA D2 National Tournament in San Jose Day 1: Michigan State 6, Montclair State 2

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

MICHIGAN STATE GOALTENDER #31 DRAKE TODD FLASHES GLOVE IN 1ST MICHIGAN STATE TIED FOR POOL B LEAD WITH 6-2 WIN MONDAY NIGHT MONTCLAIR STATE G #30 KEVIN FOX MADES A PAD SAVE Sharkspage was on night duty for the opening round of the 2011 ACHA D2 National Championship tournament in San Jose. The very busy [...]

Chicago Blackhawks hand Sharks worst loss in 2 months, five goals allowed in second results in 6-3 blowout

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

If you were going to pick a game to have an off night, a high profile matchup on national television against the team that swept you in the Conference Finals would not be that choice. Instead the Versus/NBC/Comcast analysts, 22,094 fans at the United Center, and hundreds of thousands of television viewers witnessed a 2-1 [...]