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Sharks Ice to Host 2015 USA Hockey Championships

The National Tournament will Feature Tier I Boys 18U, 16U & 14U Groups

Thursday, 11.14.2013 / 4:14 PM / News
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Sharks Ice to Host 2015 USA Hockey Championships
Sharks Ice to Host 2015 Tier I Boys USA Hockey National Championships.



SAN JOSE, California --
Sharks Sports & Entertainment’s Sharks Ice family of ice rink facilities have been awarded the 2015 USA Hockey Tier I Boys National Championships, the premier USA Hockey national tournament for boys aged 14-18. The tournament will feature three age groups (14, 16, 18) and be played at Sharks Ice facilities in April of 2015.

It is the first time the Boys Tier 1 championships have ever been awarded to the west.

The majority of games will be played at Sharks Ice at San Jose, with select games to be held at Sharks Ice at Fremont.

A total of 48 teams (16 in each age group) will participate. The tournament will feature USA Hockey District champions from across the country. Teams are composed of the best-of-the-best male hockey players in the United States at the 14, 16, and 18-year-old levels.

“We are honored to be the first facility on the west coast to host this prestigious event,” Vice President, Sharks Ice & Worcester Sharks Jon Gustafson said. “USA Hockey’s selection of Sharks Ice at San Jose shows that the rest of the country acknowledges California as a hockey hotbed. This is a fantastic opportunity for our kids, families, facilities, and city to showcase our world class amenities and prove to everyone that San Jose is Hockey Town 2.0.”

Sharks Ice has hosted five USA Hockey National Tournaments in the past, including the 2007 Girls’ and Women’s USA Hockey Championships. The most recent tournament was held in March and April of 2013 when the nation’s best women’s teams skated into San Jose for the 2013 USA Hockey Girls’ and Women’s Tier I & II National Championships. The tournament drew thousands of participants, family, friends, and spectators and generated a substantial economic boom for the city of San Jose. Over 100 participating teams came to the city, stayed in local hotels, and generated revenue for local businesses and restaurants.

Sharks Sports & Entertainment’s Sharks Ice at San Jose, a state of the art facility with four NHL-sized rinks under one roof, is the largest ice sports facility west of the Mississippi and one of the few facilities in the United States capable of hosting such an event. The facility is the second-largest booker of hotel nights in San Jose, behind only the McEnery Convention Center, and expects to provide over 10,000 room-nights in 2013. It is open 364 days a year from 5:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. and welcomed 1.5 million customers to its facilities in 2012.

In total, USA Hockey will have five ice sheets available for the tournaments with an additional one NHL surface at Sharks Ice at Fremont.

According to USA Hockey, the Sharks Ice adult hockey program is the largest adult hockey program in the entire country with over 3,740 registered participants. Sharks Ice also currently makes up 28% of all USA Hockey registered players in the state of California.

The San Jose Jr. Sharks youth hockey organization is dedicated to the development of amateur hockey in the Bay Area. The overall goal is for players of all ages and skill levels to develop a true and lasting love for the game of hockey. Teaching sportsmanship, leadership, discipline, and respect are the primary objectives of each coach, each team, each parent, and of the Jr. Sharks organization.

For more information on the Jr. Sharks team, click on the San Jose Jr. Sharks link at www.sjjrsharks.com. For more information all three Sharks Ice facilities, please visit http://www.sharksice.com. For further information on USA Hockey National Championships, please visit http://www.usahockey.com.

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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 47 30 15 2 148 108 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 47 20 15 12 129 126 52
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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