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Sharks Prepare to Open 2018 Development Camp

Scrimmage at Solar4America Ice at San Jose will be open to the public on July 5; Formal prospects game will be held at SAP Center on July 6

by San Jose Sharks @sanjosesharks /

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) are set to open their 2018 Prospects Development Camp beginning next Tues., July 3 with 46 players scheduled to attend.

The camp will take place primarily at Solar4America Ice at San Jose. Fans and media will have the opportunity to watch the Sharks prospects in action on Thurs., July 5 and Fri., July 6.

On July 5, the prospects will take part in a scrimmage game on the South Rink of Solar4America Ice at 2 p.m. Fans and media will be permitted to watch the scrimmage. Seating is first come, first served and all guests must sit in the seating area.

On July 6, the Sharks will hold their sixth annual Sharks Prospect Scrimmage at SAP Center at San Jose. Media will be allowed to attend the morning skates for both teams, which will start at 10 a.m. at SAP Center.

Individual tickets to the Sharks Prospect Scrimmage, which will be held at 7 p.m., are complimentary for Sharks365 members and Barracuda season ticket holders, $10 each for general admission seats, or $20 for a Family 4-Pack with proceeds benefitting the Sharks Foundation. To purchase or claim your tickets to the Prospects Scrimmage click here

Many of the organization's top prospects are expected to participate, including 2017 first round pick Josh Norris, 2018 first round pick Ryan Merkeley, 2017 second round pick Mario Ferraro, 2016 second round pick Dylan Gambrell, Rudolfs Balcers, Max Letunov, Sasha Chmelevski, Ivan Chekhovich, Jake McGrew, Jayden Halbgewachs, Josef Korenar, and many others.

Canadian junior players that have confirmed tryouts with San Jose include Justin Brazeau (right wing, ranked 142nd among North American skaters), Joe Gatenby (defenseman), Jake Gricius (center, ranked 192nd by Future Considerations), Vladislav Kotkov (right wing), Keaton Middleton (defenseman), Max Paddock (goaltender, ranked 22nd among North American goaltenders), Kyle Topping (center, ranked 59th among North American skaters).

Many of the players in attendance will comprise the roster of the 2018-19 San Jose Barracuda and will be fighting to earn a roster spot on the San Jose Sharks.

Last year's development camp featured players such as Timo Meier, Kevin Labanc, Barclay Goodrow, and Marcus Sorensen.

A complete roster for the Sharks development camp can be found here.

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