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Report from Worcester - 10/24/2012

Wednesday, 10.24.2012 / 7:06 PM / News
By Eric Lindquist  - Staff Writer
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Report from Worcester - 10\/24\/2012

The Report from Worcester is a weekly update on the San Jose Sharks AHL affiliate, the Worcester Sharks.

You can listen live to Worcester Sharks hockey this Sunday, Oct. 28 on the SiriusXM NHL Radio Network, when they take on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 3 p.m. ET.

Sharks Snap Shot:

The Worcester Sharks (0-3-0-1, 1pt) chomped out zero of a possible four points in two games last week as they are still in search of their first victory of the young season. The Sharks dropped a 7-4 decision in Lewiston, ME on Friday to the Portland Pirates before returning home to a sellout crowd at the DCU Center on Saturday and fell 4-0 to the Albany Devils.

The Worcester Sharks player of the week nominee is rookie forward Freddie Hamilton. In two games last week; Hamilton recorded his first two professional points (0-2-2), fired three shots, finished -1, and looked impressive up front for the Sharks.


See a report on the rest of the Sharks Prospects

Few things to know:

  • The Sharks are expecting to welcome their 1,000,000th fan through the DCU Center turnstiles this weekend. Currently, the Sharks have had 997,473 fans attend a regular season game in the 6+ years in Worcester.
  • The Sharks are currently in 14th place in the Eastern Conference (0-3-0-1, 1pt).
  • Coach Roy Sommer currently ranks 4th in the AHL with 509 wins in his career (15th season).
  • Rookie Freddie Hamilton recorded his first two professional points (0-2-2) in the Sharks 7-4 loss to the Pirates in Friday.
  • Sena Acolatse and Tim Kennedy each scored their first goals of the season at the Pirates on Friday.
  • Defenseman Matt Pelech dressed in his 300th career AHL game on Saturday vs. Albany.
  • Worcester hosts the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Friday at 7:30 p.m., travel to Manchester to battle the Monarchs on Saturday at 7 p.m., before returning home to host the Sound Tigers again on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Top 3… Last Week!

  1. Sena Acolatse scored his first goal of the season and fired five shots on goal in the Sharks 7-4 loss at the Pirates on Friday!
  2. Freddie Hamilton grabbed two assists in the Sharks loss at the Pirates on Friday!
  3. Jon Matsumoto had his best game with the Sharks on Saturday as he fired seven shots on goal in the Sharks 4-0 loss to Albany!

Last Week: (0-1-0-1) 1pts, 2gp

Fri., 10/19 L Worcester SHARKS 4 @ Portland Pirates 7
Sat. 10/20 L Albany Devils 4 @ Worcester SHARKS 0

This Week:

Fri. 10/26 Bridgeport Sound Tigers @ Worcester SHARKS – 7:30pm
Sat. 10/27 Worcester SHARKS @ Manchester Monarchs – 7:00pm
Sun. 10/28 Bridgeport Sound Tigers @ Worcester SHARKS – 3:00pm

Rewind the Tape:

10.19.12 – Worcester 4 – Portland 7 – L – Androscoggin Bank Colisee
Sebastian Stalberg, Sena Acolatse, Yanni Gourde, and Tim Kennedy scored for the Sharks, but it wasn’t enough as the Sharks fell 7-4 to the divisional rival Portland Pirates at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Friday night. Alex Stalock made 22 saves in goal and rookie Freddie Hamilton picked up his first two professional points with a pair of assists in the loss.

10.20.12 – Worcester 4 –Albany 0 – L – DCU Center
Worcester outshot Albany 30-27, but it wasn’t enough as the Sharks fell 4-0 to the Albany Devils in the Sharks seventh home opener in front of a sellout crowd of 6,659 fans at the DCU Center on Saturday night. Albany netminder Keith Kinkaid made 30 saves in goal and Jacob Josefson picked up two goals to lead the way offensively for the Devils. Harri Sateri made 23 saves in the loss for Worcester as the Sharks fell to 3-2-1-1 in home openers at the DCU Center.

Sharks in the Atlantic: The Sharks are swimming in fifth place with one point (0-3-0-1) in the Atlantic Division through four games, which is five points behind the first place Manchester Monarchs (6pts in 4gp), three points behind the 2nd place Providence Bruins (4pts in 4gp) and St. John’s IceCaps (4pts in 4gp), and one point behind the 4th place Portland Pirates (2pts in 3gp) to round out a very choppy Atlantic Division.

Season by the Numbers:

Record: 0-3-0-1, 1 point – 5th in Atlantic
Win percentage: .125% - 28th in AHL
Home Record: 0-1-0-0
Away Record: 0-2-0-1
Attendance: 6,659 through 1 game (6,659 average – 9th in AHL)
Goals Scored: 9, 2.25 goals per game, 25th in AHL
Goals Allowed: 19, 4.75 goals against per game, 28th in AHL
Shots per game: 31.25 –10th in AHL
Shots allowed per game: 27.50 – 10th in AHL
1 goal games: 0-0-0-1 in one goal games
PP: 12.5%, 19th in AHL (3-23)
PK: 76.5%, 20th in AHL (4-17)
SHGA – 2 shorthanded goals allowed
PIMS – 21.75 penalty minutes per game, 6th in AHL
Fighting Majors: 2– 4th in AHL
OT Games – 1 – (0-0 record in OT)
SO Games – 1 – (0-1 record in SO)
Roster Players – the Sharks have used 21 players this season
Goalies – the Sharks have used 2 goaltenders this season

Top Worcester Sharks:

Goals: Stalberg (3)
Assists: Irwin (4)
Points: Irwin (0-4-4)
Power Play Points: Stalberg (2-0-2) and Irwin (0-2-2)
Shots: Stalberg (16 shots)
PIM: Pelech (22)
Fighting Pen.: Pelech (2)
Plus/Minus: several tied at EVEN
G.A.A.: Sateri (3.37)
Save %: Sateri (.873)

For more information on the Worcester Sharks, visit SharksAHL.com

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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