SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today the team will host the 2022 Rookie Faceoff at the future 4,200-seat home of the San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda) at Sharks Ice at San Jose. The new arena, due to open in Aug. 2022, is part of a 400,000 square foot expansion of Sharks Ice at San Jose that will make the facility the largest of its kind in North America.
The annual Rookie Faceoff will take place Sept. 16-19, 2022 and includes four teams from the Pacific Division (Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose and Vegas) and two from the Central Division (Arizona and Colorado). The tournament, which features the top prospects from each participating club, was held in Arizona in 2021, Anaheim in 2019 and Las Vegas in 2018. This past tournament featured several Sharks and Barracuda players including Jasper Weatherby, Ryan Merkley, Santeri Hatakka, and Artemi Kniazev.
In conjunction with the Rookie Faceoff announcement, the Barracuda also revealed its brand-new Season Ticket Membership Club, The Battery.
Membership in The Battery includes several exclusive features like a season-ticket jersey, AHL TV subscription for all Barracuda road games, postgame meet and greets, postgame skates, player autograph signings, meet the team parties, postseason ticket priority, cashback program, merch discounts, scoreboard announcements, ticket box office savings, priority access, early entry to games, guaranteed giveaway items, road game VIP parties, and much more. Season ticket deposits are available now and start at just $50.
Complimentary Rookie Faceoff tickets will be available for Barracuda Season Ticket Holders. Individual tickets will be on sale at a later date. For more info, click here.
"Our new arena is going to be state of the art and like nothing else in the AHL," said Barracuda Director of Business Operations, Eric Grundfast. "The Battery Season Ticket Members will be the lifeblood of our operations, and in turn, members will be privy to exclusive benefits, discounts and unprecedented access to the team."