Archive for September, 2011

WorSharks training camp–Thursday

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Friday, September 30, 2011

WORCESTER SHARKS HEAD COACH ROY SOMMER GIVING INSTRUCTIONS AT TRAINING CAMP GOALTENDER THOMAS HEEMSKERK MAKES A SAVE AT WORCESTER SHARKS TRAINING CAMP WORCESTER SHARKS ASST COACH DAVID CUNNIFF GIVES INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION AT TRAINING CAMP Just a few thoughts from Thursday at the Worcester Sharks training camp… Despite his small stature Mike Connolly (5’9″ 180#), a [...]

DOH Podcast #170: preseason play, penalty kill, Brad Winchester, Tommy Wingels

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss preseason play against Anaheim, Phoenix and Vancouver, and whether or not it was meaningful or meaningless, evaluate who the Sharks could use on the penalty kill this season, examine a Brad Winchester, Andrew Desjardins and Andrew Murray fourth line, discuss injuries to Martin Havlat and Antti Niemi and a [...]

San Francisco Bulls hold downtown press conference to formally announce new team for 2012-13 ECHL season

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO BULLS PRESIDENT PAT CURCIO, ECHL COMMISSIONER BRIAN MCKENNA PAT CURCIO, BRIAN MCKENNA, DALY CITY MAYOR CAROL KLATT ELOUISE AND PAT CURCIO SPENT MONTHS OF GROUNDWORK PRIOR TO TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT Two blocks from the historic Dragon Gate entrance to Chinatown, the San Francisco Bulls held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to formally announce their [...]

San Jose Sharks have a lengthy travel schedule for 2011-12, but they lose NHL’s Frequent Flyer title to the Los Angeles Kings by a wide margin

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2011

2011-12 NHL TEAM TRAVEL SCHEDULE: (miles to travel, back-to-back-games, 1 game road trips) 1. Los Angeles Kings – 55,591, 15, 13 2. Florida Panthers – 52,751, 14, 8 3. Anaheim Ducks – 50,296, 13, 10 4. Edmonton Oilers – 50,006, 12, 10 5. Dallas Stars – 49,622, 14, 17 6. Phoenix Coyotes – 49,192, 13, [...]

Tommy Wingels scored twice, Sharks hold on for penalty filled 4-3 preseason win over Vancouver Canucks

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, September 26, 2011

The Sharks returned to the scene of last year’s playoff exit, but there remained a considerable amount of tension bubbling just under the surface for an average preseason game. Right wing Tommy Wingels continued his solid exhibition season for San Jose with 2 goals. One on a nice off the wall feed by Joe Pavelski [...]

Dallas Stars at Colorado Avalanche photo, plus a mini-Avs preview

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, September 25, 2011

COLORADO EARNED A 3-0 PRESEASON WIN OVER DALLAS – PHOTO MIKE SASSON My brother Mike sent in a photo of the Avalanche’s 3-0 preseason win over the Dallas Stars Sunday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Ryan Stoa (PP), and Ryan O’Reilly (2) accounted for all 3 goals for the home team as newly [...]

Finnish goaltender Harri Sateri posts 28-save shutout, Benn Ferriero notches game winner as roster battle intensifies

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, September 25, 2011

FINNISH GOALTENDER #35 HARRI SATERI STOPPED 28 SHOTS FOR SHUTOUT OVER PHOENIX NET FRONT PRESENCE WAS A THEME SATURDAY, CLOWE DEFLECTED PUCK ON NET IN 2ND SATERI STOPPED 1 OF ONLY 3 PHOENIX SHOTS ON GOAL IN THE SECOND PERIOD, SJ EARNED 3RD STRAIGHT PRESEASON WIN The Sharks are in a different place as an [...]

Sharks look crisp, polished in 5-1 preseason stomping of Anaheim Friday night at HP Pavilion

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, September 24, 2011

ANAHEIM D #40 ZIMMERMAN CHOPS LEGS OUT FROM UNDER LW #10 BRAD WINCHESTER IN 3RD #72 BRANDON MASHINTER THROWS WITH #23 FRANCOIS BEAUCHEMIN AFTER BIG MASH HIT RW #28 ANDREW MURRAY FINISHED WITH 1G, 4SOG, AND 15:07 TOI The San Jose Sharks earned their second heavily lopsided preseason victory over the Anaheim Ducks in three [...]

Northern California gets a third hockey team, San Francisco Bulls will make ECHL Pacific Division debut in 2012

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, September 22, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO BULLS FRANCHISE APPROVED FOR 2012-13 ECHL SEASON ON WEDNESDAY SJ CAPTAIN DOUG WILSON AND G ARTURS IRBE ON NHL ICE AT THE COW PALACE News that Northern California will get a third professional hockey team for the 2012-13 season generated a lot of unexpected buzz around the hockey world this week. On Wednesday, [...]

DOH Podcast #169: Teal and White game, Brent Burns debut, new San Francisco Bulls ECHL franchise, Central division preview

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana review the Teal and White game from Tuesday night, discuss Brent Burns’ debut, take a look at the new San Francisco Bulls ECHL franchise, and preview the Central Division on the 169th episode of the Dudes on Hockey podcast. This Sharks podcast is posted here with permission. Visit dudesonhockey.com for [...]

2011 Teal and White game showcases new Sharks under bright house lights, Team Teal brings the pain with 5-4 win

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

#1 THOMAS GREISS STOPS THE PUCK AS #39 COUTURE CRASHES THE NET #29 RYANE CLOWE GOES INTO CORNER VS #76 MICHAEL ‘SCARBO’ SGARBOSSA #37 TYSON SEXSMITH GLOVES A POINT SHOT IN 2ND HALF The 7th annual Teal and White Game for San Jose Sharks season ticket holders was held on Tuesday night at HP Pavilion. [...]

The Hockey News Radio Show/Podcast: 2011-12 NHL season preview, Western Conference, Eastern Conference, LA Kings

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Last Friday on The Hockey News Radio Show, co-hosts Adam Proteau and Scott Laughlin set up the NHL season-preview show. In the opening block, THN associate senior writer Ryan Kennedy breaks down the Western Conference, In the second block, senior writer Ken Campbell does the same for the teams in the East. In the final [...]

Sobering offseason for San Jose Sharks organization tests a tight-knit hockey community

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, September 17, 2011

SHARKS 2011 DRAFT PICK DANIIL SOBCHENKO DIED IN SEPTEMBER LOKOMOTIV YAROSLAVL PLANE CRASH FORMER SAN JOSE/WORCESTER SHARK TOM CAVANAGH PASSED AWAY IN JANUARY It has been an offseason full of tragedy for the game of hockey. The San Jose Sharks organization was not spared. The deaths of three current and former NHL players who embraced [...]

DOH Podcast #168: Training camp discussion, Brad Winchester tryout, injuries, Atlantic division preview

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, September 16, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana preview the start of Sharks training camp, discuss the tryout offer to veteran forward Brad Winchester and Winnipeg’s addition of former Shark Kyle Wellwood, weigh options for San Jose’s third and fourth lines, discuss how preseason injuries may affect camp and preview the Atlantic Division on the 168th episode of [...]