Archive for October, 2011

WorSharks snowed in shootout loss to Connecticut, 3-2

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

The Worcester Sharks looked like boys among men for huge stretches of Saturday night’s contest, but got some inspired play in the third period to take the lead, only to eventually lose it and the game 3-2 in a shootout against the Connecticut Whale at the DCU Center in snowy Worcester, Massachusetts in front of [...]

Sateri steals two points for WorSharks in 3-2 OT win over Bridgeport

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

The Worcester Sharks played what looked to be their worst game of the young season so far but thanks to some incredible saves by Harri Sateri and a great overtime period the WorSharks were able to defeat the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3-2 in extra time Friday night at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut [...]

WorSharks, Connolly stage comeback to crown Monarchs 4-2

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

The Worcester Sharks found themselves trailing in a game for the first time this season, but the young team never panicked and instead continued to play their usual high intensity game to overcome the deficit and defeat the Manchester Monarchs 4-2 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of 2,925 fans. The WorSharks [...]

WorSharks stumble in third period, lose 4-3 in shootout to Providence

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

The Worcester Sharks took their second trip of the new season south down route 146 to take on the Providence Bruins and controlled play early, but the late game problems from last season reared their ugly heads again as the WorSharks dropped a two goal third period lead on their way to losing a 4-3 [...]

WorSharks overpower Devils in front of sell out crowd, 6-1

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

The Worcester Sharks picked up right where they left off in their road season opener last Sunday and used multiple point nights from seven players to totally overwhelm the Albany Devils 6-1 in front of a sellout crowd of 7,239 fans Saturday night at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts to open the home portion [...]

DOH Podcast #172: season debut vs Phoenix, Columbus Blue Jackets vs American Horror Story, Andrew Desjardins, Western Conference/Pacific Division re-alignment

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss the Sharks season opening debut against Phoenix, compare the Columbus Blue Jackets to the new show American Horror Story, discuss the early play of Andrew Desjardins and Colin White, the Sharks penalty kill problems, and evaluate the proposal to move Vancouver into the Pacific Division along with Winnipeg to [...]

Sullivan, Sexsmith lead WorSharks over Providence, 4-1

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Worcester Sharks started off their 2011-2012 season by taking an hour bus trip south down route 146 and then taking it to the Providence Bruins in a contest where they dominated every aspect of the game along the way to a 4-1 victory Sunday afternoon at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island [...]

WorSharks get defensive as new season approaches

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, October 9, 2011

As the Worcester Sharks head into their sixth season head coach Roy Sommer has a problem on his hands, but it’s not a bad one–the WorSharks have too many good defensemen on the roster. “It’s a great problem to have,” Sommer said to a group of fans at a recent season ticket holder gathering, “we’ve [...]

DOH Podcast #171: 2011-12 NHL Season Preview, Northwest and Pacific Division previews, Sharks final cuts, Tommy Wingels, Brad Winchester contract, injury speculation, fantasy draft

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana preview the 2011-12 NHL season, offer previews for the NorthWest and Pacific Divisions, discuss the final roster cuts and the new 1-year contract offered to Brad Winchester to open the season, the prospects for Tommy Wingels and Jamie McGinn to make an impact, injury speculation about whether Martin Havlat and [...]

Cam MacIntyre waiver error

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2011

First off, allow me to apologize for getting Cam MacIntyre’s waiver status wrong. He is exempt from waivers (and as such, from recall waivers) for this season. Here is what happened… Cam MacIntyre signed an entry level contract at the end of his 2009-2010 NCAA season, but unlike most other college players that have contracts [...]

San Jose Sharks waiver eligibility list for 2011-2012

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Recently there has been a lot of buzz on Twitter about the San Jose Sharks roster and the waiver status of several of players. Below, listed in alphabetical order, is every player that currently holds an NHL contract with the San Jose Sharks, and their waiver status as of the start of the 2011-2012 season: [...]

Hockey Notes – 10/3

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, October 3, 2011

SAN JOSE SHARKS SIGNED F BRAD WINCHESTER TO 1-YEAR CONTRACT MON. – Update: The San Jose Sharks announced late this afternoon that they signed hulking, 6-foot-5, 230-pound winger Brad Winchester to a 1-year contract. Winchester is expected to anchor a grinding fourth line with fellow veteran Andrew Murray and young “Crazed Rat” Andrew Desjardins. “We [...]

WorSharks drop preseason finale to Whale, 3-2

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Worcester Sharks dropped Sunday’s exhibition game against the Connecticut Whale 3-2. James Livingston and Mike Connolly had the goals for the WorSharks. Thomas Heemskerk had 28 saves in the loss. The WorSharks finished their preseason slate going 12 for 13 on the penalty kill (92.3%) and 2 for 8 on the power play (25%). [...]

Much Ado about Guerilla Marketing: Bad Boys Bail Bonds vs freedom of speech

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, October 1, 2011

FREEDOM TO WEAR NEON SHIRTS IS ENSCONSED IN THE CONSTITUTION Sometime’s hockey can be ridiculous. Without as much mainstream attention as other major sports, coverage can occasionally veer off into the nonsensical. That was the case last week when San Jose Mercury News reporter Bruce Newman published an item titled Tempest in a t-shirt. It [...]

New rink improvements league-wide could have a dramatic impact on player safety for 2011-12 season

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, October 1, 2011

NEW ACRYLIC SEAMLESS GLASS, BOARDS, SOFTCAP IMPROVE PLAYER SAFETY AND VISIBILITY AT TANK NEW U-CHANNEL INSIDE BOARDS ADDS SHOCK ABSORPTION TO ACRYLIC GLASS The National Hockey League pre-season is traditionally a time for teams to complete internal assessments and evaluations and prepare for a long 82-game regular season grind, hopefully one that ends in a [...]

WorSharks Friday Camp/Exhibition Game

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, October 1, 2011

GOALTENDER THOMAS HEEMSKERK MAKES A SAVE ON BRANDON MASHINTER AT WORSHARKS TRAINING CAMP Because Friday’s practice was more of a pregame skate not much was happening in the session that lasted just over an hour. With Tyson Sexsmith getting the start against Connecticut the bulk of the work during drills was done by Thomas Heemskerk. [...]