Talk to any die hard Sharks fan and they’ll tell you that it’s always fashionable to reveal your teal. On any game night when the Sharks are playing at HP Pavilion, it’s not uncommon to walk through downtown San Jose and see fans wearing Sharks jerseys, hats, pins, t-shirts, jewelry and even the occasional foam finger in preparation for the game.
But every April, as the Stanley Cup Playoffs get underway, fans young and old can be seen wearing Sharks merchandise throughout the Bay Area. True fans or front runners? Rarely will you find an individual willing to admit that they just recently bought their merchandise for fear of looking like a late comer. But increased sales and activity at the Sharks official merchandise store located at HP Pavilion suggest otherwise.
“Each year as the excitement and anticipation of another Sharks run in the playoffs begins, we definitely notice a substantial increase in foot traffic in the store on both game days and non-game days,” said Mary Keen, General Manager of SVS&E Merchandise. “The newly remodeled and expanded Sharks store has given us a fantastic opportunity to bring in many new items for the 2006 playoffs.”
New items available for the 2006 playoffs available exclusively at the Sharks store at HP Pavilion include:
"In Like Fin" T-Shirts and "Got Chum" T-Shirts; Jonathan Cheechoo whistles; Head-to-Head Lapel Pins; One Team, One Goal T-Shirts; Playoff Sweatshirts; Sharks Stanley Cup Playoffs 2006 Hats; Helmet-to-Helmet T-shirts - Sharks v. Nashville; First Round Ticket-to-Ticket T-Shirts - Sharks v. Nashville; First Round Sharks v. Nashville Pucks; Patrick Marleau
T-Shirts; Jonathan Cheechoo T-Shirts; Cheechoo's 50th Goal Commemorative Puck; Joe Thornton
T-Shirts; Sharks Roster T's; Commemorative Mini Sticks and Souvenir Pucks; Silver Stanley Cup Pins.
Other popular items that will remain in the store throughout the playoffs include:
Authentic and Replica Jerseys; Game-Used Merchandise; Teal Boas; Fuzzy/Funky Teal Hats; Teal Jewelry and Teal Straw Cowboy Hats.
The Sharks store is located at HP Pavilion at San Jose. The address is 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95113. The store is open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday on non-game days. On game days, the store will close at 5 p.m. and then re-open at 6:15 p.m. and will remain open until the game ends. The Sharks store is open one hour prior to the start of the game on Sundays when there is a Sharks game.
Special orders may be shipped directly from the Sharks Store. To have your order shipped, email your request with daytime phone number to SharksStore@svse.net and you will be contacted directly. Orders may also be faxed to (408) 977-4774 or call (408) 999-6810.
Fans who would like to purchase a Cheechoo Whistle should send a $5 check plus $1 shipping to:
525 West Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113
The Store at HP Pavilion is the premiere merchandise store for Sharks, SaberCats, Stealth and the San Jose Grand Prix.