Sharks Ice at San Jose to Host USHL Western Shootout

Teams at the Midget Major, Midget Minor, and Bantam Major AAA Levels Will Compete in Labor Day Weekend Event

Thursday, 05.31.2012 / 1:28 PM PT / News
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Sharks Ice at San Jose to Host USHL Western Shootout



SAN JOSE, California –
Sharks Sports & Entertainment and the United States Hockey League (USHL) have reached an agreement to host the USHL’s first in-season youth tournament of the 2012-13 season, the USHL Western Shootout, from August 31 to September 3, 2012 at Sharks Ice at San Jose.

The four-day event will ice some of the best Midget Major, Midget Minor, and Bantam Major AAA hockey teams from across the United States and Canada and will showcase players to scouts from every USHL team and USHL Central Scouting.

The tournament, hosted by the San Jose Jr. Sharks, will be the ninth annual Labor Day Tournament held by the club at the Sharks Ice at San Jose facility. Each team is guaranteed four games and players will be able to take part in informational sessions regarding the USHL and the opportunities the League has to offer. The Jr. Sharks aim of the tournament is to provide a high-level AAA season-opening experience while providing players some exposure to the USHL. The USHL’s goal for the tournament is to help identify future players and to find the best players to participate in the 2013 USHL Combines.

The USHL has 16 member teams located in the Midwestern United States consisting of players who are 20 years of age and younger. The USHL is strictly amateur, allowing former USHL players to compete for NCAA teams later in their career. For more information on the USHL Western Shootout, including registration, please visit http://www.sjjrsharks.com.

About Sharks Ice at San Jose
Sharks Ice at San Jose is the official practice facility of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks. The nearly 188,000 square-foot facility accommodates ice hockey, figure skating, broomball, curling, speed skating, ice dancing, and public skating. Sharks Ice at San Jose, along with Sharks Ice at Fremont and the Oakland Ice Center operated by Sharks Ice currently holds the largest number of Adult USA Hockey participants of any facility in the nation (more than 4,500). Sharks Ice at San Jose features a Pro Shop, large meeting and party spaces, as well as Stanley’s Sports Bar, a full service restaurant that overlooks three of the four rinks. Sharks Ice at San Jose is located at 1500 South 10th Street in San Jose, California, at the intersection of Alma and Tenth Street. It is the largest indoor ice facility west of the Mississippi River and is one of only seven rink facilities in the United States that currently operates at least four NHL-sized rinks. For more information, visit www.sharksice.com.

About the USHL
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 10th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2011-12. With 28 picks during the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, 13 NHL draftees on its rosters this season, and over 250 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL is emerging as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit www.USHL.com or visit the League’s multiple social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), Twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive). Fans can also watch USHL action online all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 76 44 27 5 219 204 93
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 76 36 31 9 67
L. Couture 76 25 37 -4 62
J. Thornton 72 14 48 -5 62
B. Burns 76 16 40 -6 56
P. Marleau 76 17 36 -17 53
T. Wingels 69 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 76 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 66 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
J. Braun 65 1 22 6 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 7 7 2 .905 2.55
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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