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Players Visit Oakland Ice Center on September 9

Monday, 09.09.2013 / 1:08 PM / News
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Players Visit Oakland Ice Center on September 9

SAN JOSE, California - On Monday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m., select players from the San Jose Sharks organization will visit the Oakland Ice Center Operated By Sharks Ice (OIC) to greet local fans. The players will take time out of their busy training camp schedule to skate with the public and offer up pointers to the youngest members of the OIC's youth hockey program.

Members of the Cal Ice Skating Team will be on hand to assist the players with a skating clinic for prospective hockey players. Participants will include registrants in the OIC Pre-Hockey Classes, residents of the Fox Courts Apartments across the street from the rink, and children from the Lincoln Square Recreation Center (Oakland Park & Rec) in Oakland's Chinatown.

Afterward, the players will conduct a hockey skills clinic with the Oakland Bears Mite (8U) and Squirt (10U) youth hockey teams, followed by an autograph session before hitting the road back to San Jose.

"Interacting with these young professionals as they are going through their own tryout process is so inspiring for all of our young athletes," said Melissa Fitzgerald, OIC General Manager. "The kids appreciate the time the players are devoting to them and become excited to follow them as they advance through their NHL careers."

Sharks Ice is currently accepting registrations for its fall hockey classes and house hockey league, both of which begin the week of September 17. Sharks Ice offers classes and leagues for children and adults of all ages and skill levels in a variety of ice sports, including ice hockey, figure skating, curling, speedskating and broomball.

In addition to its paid programming, Sharks Ice provides thousands of young Oakland residents each year with the opportunity to participate in ice sports at little or no cost through physical education classes, after school programs, high school hockey, and a variety of other activities. Most recently, the OIC has partnered with neighboring Oakland School for the Arts to offer the first Figure Skating Emphasis in a public school curriculum. Sharks Ice is a proud member of the NHL's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 48 32 10 6 143 124 70
2 NSH 46 31 10 5 141 107 67
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 49 26 15 8 138 122 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 48 26 19 3 140 126 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
11 DAL 47 21 19 7 146 154 49
12 MIN 47 21 20 6 130 138 48
13 ARI 47 16 25 6 108 160 38
14 EDM 48 12 27 9 110 160 33

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 48 24 18 10 42
L. Couture 48 18 24 2 42
J. Thornton 44 10 27 0 37
B. Burns 48 11 24 -6 35
P. Marleau 48 9 24 -10 33
T. Wingels 47 11 14 -2 25
J. Braun 47 1 18 4 19
T. Hertl 48 8 9 -2 17
M. Vlasic 47 6 10 13 16
J. Sheppard 42 4 9 -2 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 19 11 5 .912 2.57
A. Stalock 5 5 1 .905 2.65
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