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Adapted Physical Ed Students Skate for Free for Week

Sharks Foundation Welcomed More than 500 Differently Abled Students from Across the Bay Area to Skate at Solar4America

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare /

The Sharks Foundation recently welcomed more than 500 differently abled students from across the Bay Area to Solar4America Ice at San Jose for a week of free ice skating.

The group of students was organized through adapted physical education teachers in San Mateo County, who have hosted an annual skate program for the last 10 years.

"It started out with one to two days of skating per year," Angeline Sheridan, Adapted Physical Education Specialist, Palo Alto Unified School District said. "There was such a huge demand, that the skating program grew to 10 days of skating last year alone."

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Bond Between Barracuda Players Fueling Success

The bond between Barracuda players has helped the team be one of the best in the AHL

by Missy Zielinski /

The Sharks may be the NHL's most fun team according to recent national publications, but those good vibes have trickled down to another hockey team in San Jose.

The Sharks minor league affiliate, the San Jose Barracuda, is having some fun of its own and it's been an important ingredient of their first-place status this season.

"The more you know about somebody, the more you care about them and the more you'll play for them," Barracuda Head Coach Roy Sommer said.

To instill that mentality right out of the gate, his teams typically hits the road for an atypical "bonding" trip to help build off-ice chemistry.

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Prospect Spotlight: Tim Clifton

by Jonathan Wold /

While the month of March is well known for its postseason basketball tournaments, it's also when the NCAA Hockey postseason begins. And whenever a team gets eliminated in March, there's a mad scramble by NHL general managers to sign the players who are finished with their college careers.

So when Quinnipiac's season came to a close, center Tim Clifton became a target for Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson. He became the newest member of the Sharks organization on March 19 when was signed to a two-year contract.

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Five Questions With...

Five Questions with Peter DeBoer

Sharks coach on unique road trip, depth, playoff readiness, more

by Dan Rosen @DRosenNHL / Senior Writer's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news.

The latest edition features San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer:

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Sharks Sign Unrestricted Free Agent Tim Clifton

Forward signed to two-year contract, will report to SJ Barracuda

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed unrestricted free agent center Tim Clifton (@tim_clifton) to a two-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Clifton also signed an AHL ATO for the remainder of the 2016-2017 season and will report to the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League.

"Tim is a skilled, feisty forward who excels in the face-off circle and we're excited he has chosen San Jose amongst the many suitors he had," said Wilson. "We feel our club has a strong track record of providing an environment where undrafted free agents can prosper and make an impact at the NHL level, and we are confident that Tim has the ability to follow that mold. We also want to thank and congratulate Quinnipiac Head Coach Rand Pecknold and his staff for their hard work that has helped Tim grow and succeed as a young hockey player."

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Sharks Recall Timo Meier and Danny O'Regan

Ryan Carpenter reassigned to the Barracuda

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled forwards Timo Meier (@MeierTimo) and Danny O'Regan (@DannyORegan15) from the San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda), the team's top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.

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Sharks Duo Has Made a Lasting Impact

Despite Different Paths, Marleau and Thornton Have Put Their Stamp on San Jose and the Sharks

by Missy Zielinski /

It's no question that Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton have each put their stamp on the San Jose Sharks organization during their incredible careers. Their recent major milestones are a friendly reminder that since the two arrived in teal, they have helped change the landscape of hockey in both California and the NHL.

Looking back to when the duo was drafted back-to-back at first and second overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, neither Marleau nor Thornton envisioned they'd be playing for the same team for the better half of their careers. And they certainly did not anticipate reaching important milestones at nearly the same time in the same season, as Marleau netted his 500th goal on February 2 and Thornton notched his 1,000th assist on March 6.

"Back in '97, I don't think we both could fathom him doing this," Thornton said of Marleau's 500-goal accomplishment.

Yet when the Sharks made their epic blockbuster trade to acquire Thornton from the Boston Bruins on November 30, 2005, the two began their run in Sharks history together and have never looked back.

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Prospect Spotlight: Jake Marchment

by Jonathan Wold /

As much as call-ups and send-downs are part of minor league sports, getting loaned to a different organization is a little more rare. But the San Jose Barracuda have loaned a couple prospects out this season to an ECHL team that isn't their affiliate.

Earlier this season, the Barracuda loaned Matt Willows to the Reading Royals. In a much bigger role than he could have had in Allen, Willows has proceeded to score at roughly a point-per-game pace for the Royals.

Just last week, the Barracuda loaned another prospect out. This time it was forward Jake Marchment.

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Sharks Introduce Exciting New Updates for Mobile App

Team Announces App Ticket Scan Sweepstakes for Chance to Win 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Tickets

by San Jose Sharks @sanjosesharks /

SAN JOSE - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today updates to the team's mobile app. This latest version of the app focuses on providing the user more team-related content while maintaining the functionality to enhance the overall fan experience. The Sharks app and update are available for download now in the Apple and Google Play app stores by searching San Jose Sharks or selecting the desired store link below.

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Nearly $58,000 Donated to San Jose Flood Victims

Funding Made Possible Through the 50/50 Raffle, In-Game Auction items and Donations

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare /

SAN JOSE, CA - The Sharks Foundation announced today that it will donate nearly $58,000 to the San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund through the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to support non-profit organizations providing immediate and long-term relief and recovery assistance to flood victims. 

The donation was made possible through the generous support of San Jose Sharks fans that made individual donations or purchased 50/50 Raffle tickets at three Sharks home games on March 9-12. The Sharks Foundation also made a $20,000 donation and contributed funds from one in-game auction item during each of those nights. The Foundation will continue to donate funds from one auction item per night at home games through the remainder of the 2016-17 regular season.

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