San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson and Sharks Vice President and Assistant General Manager and Cleveland Barons General Manager Wayne Thomas announced today that the club has renewed their secondary affiliation with the Fresno Falcons of the ECHL, America's Premier "AA" Hockey League. The Sharks top development affiliate is the Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League.
"We have greatly enjoyed our affiliation with the Fresno Falcons," said Thomas. "They have done a great job in helping us prepare and develop several players for the Sharks organization, most recently Nolan Schaefer and Glenn Olson. We are excited to have them on back on board for the 2005-06 season."