Sharks Sweep Ducks Rookies

Thursday, 09.10.2009 / 1:33 AM / News
By San Jose Sharks Staff
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Sharks Sweep Ducks Rookies
Three games and three wins. That was the story for San Jose during their annual rookie games with the Anaheim Ducks this year. San Jose sealed the sweep with a 5-2 victory Wednesday night at Sharks Ice.

“Winning is the best thing, no matter what level,” said Daniel Erlich, who score a goal and added three helpers. “We came in a few days ago with a bunch of guys we didn’t know and we win and everyone is happy.”

San Jose had a balanced attack on the evening with five different players lighting the lamp. The scorers included Michael D’Orazio, Marc Cantin, Erlich, Corey Quirk and Joe Loprieno.

Erlich was happy to find the back of the net in the last contest.

“I was waiting for that,” said Erlich. “The scouts and coaches told me only way the only way to score was to shoot the puck.”

Defensively San Jose allowed just two goals on the night and only three in all.

“The goalies only allowed three goals in three games,” said Roy Sommer, Worcester’s Head Coach and the man behind the bench for the tournament. “There were a few break downs and the goalies came up big.”

The coaching staff went back to tryout netminder Thomas Heemskerk from the Everett Silvertips for a second game and he rewarded them with a second victory.

Heemskerk wasn’t necessarily expecting a second start, but was happy with the nod.

“I was excited to get the call again,” said Heemskerk. “I was sitting in my room last night and Wayne (Thomas) called and said to get ready.”

Heemskerk liked working with a little more wiggle room than he had in the 2-1 shootout victory in Game 1 that saw eight rounds of shootouts.

“They definitely opened things up and got the goals early,” said Heemskerk. “It is easy to play when you get a few more goals.”

FANS
Erlich was impressed with the hundreds of fans that packed the bleachers each night.

“The fans were great,” said Erlich. “They gave us our momentum.”

FIGHTS
The night was filled with several fights, six to be specific, but the Sharks hopefuls showed they were ready at every turn.

“We weren’t the bigger team, but we competed hard and that was the difference in the game,” said Sommer.

“Obviously there will be fights when guys are trying to make the team,” said Erlich. “Everybody did a great job of sticking up for each other.”

And by sticking up for each other and playing well, a few on the roster definitely improved their chance at a position in the Sharks main camp beginning this weekend.

“Todd (McLellan) came in and said they were being evaluated the moment they stepped on the ice on Saturday,” said Sommer. “During the games, the guys competed and a lot will be coming to the main camp.”

Which is the goal of everyone at rookie camp.

SCORESHEET
The scoresheet from Game 3 can be found at:
http://stats.liahl.org/oss-scoresheet?game_id=48632&mode=display

MAIN CAMP
The Sharks will open up their main camp on Sunday. Players will report for physicals on Saturday and will take part in a myriad of photo shoots in preparation for the season, but there will be no on ice portion. Saturday is also a day where parking would be limited anyway due to a San Jose Giants game and the San Jose State football game.


SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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