When it comes to settling in Silicon Valley, the Sharks three newest players have yet to find permanent homes, but their temporary digs aren’t too bad.
Defenseman Brian Campbell isn’t only reuniting with childhood friend Joe Thornton
on the ice, but has also moved in with him.
“I’ve never been in the hotel here,” Campbell said.
Thornton isn’t charging Campbell rent, but has noted he needs to pitch in somehow.
“I have to figure out how to do the laundry because someone doesn’t know how to work the machine,” Campbell said. “No money has been exchanged.”
Left wing Jody Shelley is living with Ryane Clowe
for the short term, but hoping to find a place so his wife, Mandy, can join him.
While Campbell and Shelley are staying in private residences, netminder Brian Boucher is still in the hotel.
“Maybe goalies are used to being alone,” Boucher said.
Seriously, Boucher is hoping to have a place by the end of the month so his wife and two children can join him for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
“I’ve got two kids, so suffice to say, the hotel room won’t be adequate,” Boucher said.
WEARIN’ THE GREEN
The San Jose Sharks and the Sharks Foundation will be kicking off St. Patrick’s Day festivities with two very popular events. MYSTERY PUCKS
Join the San Jose Sharks wives and girlfriends for the most popular fundraiser of the year! St. Patrick’s Day Mystery Pucks will be sold at both the North and South Entrances for $20 each. Every puck is guaranteed to be autographed by a current Sharks player, but the identity remains a secret until after purchase. Because of the popularity of this fundraiser, fans are encouraged to arrive early, as most have sold out well before the start of the game. Please note that pucks will NOT be sold at the Sharks Foundation Booth.
HOLIDAY JERSEY AUCTION
One-of-a-kind autographed practice jerseys for each member of the team will be sold each night at the Sharks Foundation Booth (located outside Section 124 on the Concourse Level). These special practice jerseys, featuring a St. Patrick’s Day design added to each players name and number, were worn during the morning skate before the March 5 game vs. Ottawa. Each night, half of the team will be available for sale via a Blind Auction process. Fans MUST be present to participate, as no E-mail or fax bids will be accepted.
Net proceeds from both events will benefit the Sharks Foundation’s 2007-08 Grant Recipients.
WEARIN’ THE GREEN…IN WORCESTER
The Worcester Sharks, San Jose’s American Hockey League affiliate, will wear a St. Patrick’s Day-themed jersey in all three games this weekend. The jerseys were designed by 6-year-old Cameron Dungey and his younger sister, 4-year-old Madison of Sturbridge, Mass.
The winning jersey design was chosen from hundreds of entries gathered by the Sharks through a “Design A Jersey” contest. For winning the contest, Cameron and Madison will receive a Sharks Experience package, which includes dropping the ceremonial puck before the game vs. the Wolf Pack and they’ll receive a game jersey with their name on the back. Each student in their class at the Burgess Elementary School of Sturbridge will also receive free tickets to the Sharks game. Several jersey designs will be displayed in the concourse area throughout the game.
The game worn jerseys will be auctioned off during the Sharks game vs. the Hartford Wolf Pack on March 16. After the game, several jerseys will be auctioned off during a LIVE auction where fans may bid on jerseys and receive them “right off the back” of their favorite Sharks players. All proceeds will benefit Sharks Charities. NEXT GAME
The San Jose Sharks will play hosts to St. Louis at 7:30 p.m at HP Pavilion. Limited tickets are available at the HP Pavilion Ticket Office and at www.ticketmaster.com
. The contest will be available on FSN Plus Bay Area, 98.5 KFOX and sjsharks.com.