Westminster, CO - The San Jose Sharks rookies outshot the Colorado Avalanche rookies 36 to 23, but a strong goaltending performance by both Spencer Martin and Chase Marchand proved too much as the Avs topped the Sharks, 4-1, Saturday afternoon at Ice Centre Promenade in Westminster, CO.
A chippy first period produced several open ice hits and post-whistle skirmishes, but the Avalanche broke through for the only goal of the period. Chris Bigras beat Mantas Armalis over the left shoulder on the power play from the point at 9:34.
The San Jose Sharks went on the man advantage seven times in the game, including three times in both the second and third periods but couldn't capitalize. Just 35 seconds into the second, A.J. Greer jammed home a loose puck for Colorado to give the Avalanche a 2-0 lead.