SAN JOSE, Calif. – Select players from the San Jose Sharks organization will visit the Oakland Ice Center Operated By Sharks Ice to greet local fans on Sept. 21 at 4:00 PM. The players will take time out of their busy training camp schedule to meet the public and run a youth hockey clinic with the youngest members of the Oakland Bears competitive travel hockey teams.
Players from the 2011-12 Oakland Technical High School ice hockey team will also be stopping by to meet the players. In 2009, Oakland Tech became one of the first two first public high schools in California to field a high school ice hockey team. The team is based at the Oakland Ice Center, and participates in the HP High School Hockey League.
“Having just completed their own tryout process, our young players really appreciate the opportunity to greet the Sharks and wish them well as they compete for spots on the San Jose roster,” said Emily Teachout, Oakland Sharks Ice Hockey Manager. “It’s a real thrill for the kids to see someone they’ve met become a contributing member of their favorite NHL team.”
Sharks Ice is currently accepting registrations for its fall hockey classes and house hockey league, both of which begin the week of September 19. Sharks Ice offers classes and leagues for children and adults of all ages and skill levels.
Since assuming management of the Oakland Ice Center in October of 2007, Sharks Ice has provided thousands of young Oakland residents with the opportunity to participate in ice sports at little or no cost through physical education classes, after school programs, high school hockey, and a variety of other activities. Sharks Ice is a proud member of the NHL’s “Hockey Is For Everyone” initiative.