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Shark Life: San Jose Vikings

by Ann Frazier /


Watch out, Hollywood.

Brent Burns has long been a fan of the TV series Vikings. And his signature look - with the top knot and long beard - means that he would fit right into the world of the show. 

And you know what? He did. 

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Shark Life: Bye Bye Beard... Again

by Ann Frazier /

Quarantine: it does something to you. 

While many men across the country are using this shelter in place period as an opportunity to let their facial hair grow out, one Sharks player decided to go against the grain. 

Joe Thornton shaved his beard. 

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: *poof*

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Shark Life: Selena's Wish

by Ann Frazier /

Sports are more than just the game on the ice - it's also about the fans in the stands or watching at home. 

One such fan is Selena Urban, a renal transplant patient from Los Banos, CA. 

She wasn't always a Sharks fan; her fandom actually started from watching games with her family during her treatment and while she was in the hospital. And when she was granted a wish by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, all she wanted to do was to meet the team that helped her through her treatments.

And the team decided to go a bit further. 

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: First thing's first: joining in on the team photo! Joe Thornton - Selena's favorite player - was there to help her out onto the (very slippery) ice. @SharksCare | @SFWish

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Shark Life: A Night of #BayAreaUnite

by Ann Frazier /

We don't just play for San Jose, we play for the Bay. 

It's part of the idea behind #BayAreaUnite: the Bay's teams support the other teams in the area. And with that, it's not uncommon to see athletes show up at games for other teams. 

On Wednesday, Bay Area Unite went on overdrive for the Sharks, as you could spot hockey players at two different games in the Bay Area. 

The night started off in San Francisco, where a group of players (and coaches and broadcasters) attended San Jose Sharks Night at the Giants game. 

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: 👀 who���s throwing out the first pitch at tonight���s Giants game @evanderkane_9 ������@SFGiants | #BayAreaUnite

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Shark Life: Shark Meets Sharks

by Casey Krygier /

Tomas Hertl is no stranger to tropical vacations. This offseason Hertl and his fiancée traveled to Bora Bora for an adventurous getaway. 

While on a snorkeling excursion, Tomas met some new fin-tastic teammates. The sharks of the French-Polynesian island enjoyed the company of this San Jose Shark. Maybe Hertl will recruit some of his new friends for the 2019-20 season ;)

Swim with Sharks

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Shark Life: Cirque du Sharks

by Casey Krygier /

On February 19, the San Jose Sharks hosted Camilla Backman from Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA to sing the national anthem at SAP Center prior to puck drop against the Boston Bruins.

Tweet from @Cirque: #VOLTA's lead singer Camilla B��ckman came support the @SanJoseSharks by performing the Star Spangled Banner!

Her performance stunned the crowd and even a few Sharks players. So much so, that a couple days later Sharks forwards Joonas Donskoi and Kevin Labanc attended the Cirque du Soleil show at the Santa Clara county fairgrounds.

Recap Infographic: The Month of Milestones

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Although Camilla may have performed on the Sharks ice, Donskoi and Labanc did not participate in any of the VOLTA acts. Maybe next time they'll be given some choreography.

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Shark Life: Dog On Ice

by Nickey Tygesen & Ann Frazier /

BARKING NEWS: An SAP Center bomb dog has been stealing the hearts of thousands!

Bazil the bomb dog is no ordinary doggo; he is one of the multiple dogs sniffing around SAP Center for bombs. But on Tuesday night while the Sharks were in the process of beating the Edmonton Oilers, he did much more than protect the fans - he stole the show when he briefly took the ice during the game.

Video: EDM@SJS: Dog plays on the ice in San Jose


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Shark Life: Teal Travels Leads to Wedding Bells

by Casey Krygier @sanjosesharks /

We stumbled across an eye-catching story on the /r/hockey subreddit and had to reach out to learn more. Kevin Aguirre (Reddit user LA_Drone_415) met his now wife, Mary while on a flight from Southern California to the Bay all because she caught his eye with her Sharks apparel. Here's their teal travels love story as told by Kevin:

I met my wife, Mary, over five years ago. On a flight between LA and the Bay, I saw her wearing some Sharks gear, so I said hi. We learned that we were both from the Bay Area, but were living in Southern California at the time. We exchanged numbers, and a week later went on our first date at a bar in Orange County. 

Mary has family in Toronto, so they naturally got her into hockey. Growing up in the East Bay, Mary started watching Sharks games on TV around the age of 13, and she grew into a big Sharks fan. My first exposure to the Sharks was when I was five years old. My mom took my brother and me to see Disney On Ice at the Cow Palace. I remember seeing Sharks banners hanging around and thinking, "Woah, that logo looks cool." I didn't know anything about hockey but seeing that logo turned me into a young fan.

I always travel with my Pavelski Heritage sweater. Mary has a favorite Sharks hat and a couple of sweaters. We love repping teal in all cities. I wear my teal Pavelski shirt to work at least once a week. Despite the dirty looks and occasional comments from the locals, Mary and I never hesitate to wear our gear out in LA. She even has a Sharks license plate frame. And of course, there is constant rivalries between my Ducks and Kings loving "friends". 

If you couldn't tell already, my favorite player on the team is Captain America himself, Joe Pavelski. Mary loves Burnzie. How can you not love that beautiful bearded Wookiee? I have to mention Kevin Labanc too- we loved his play early on, and were lucky enough to meet him a couple of times. He's a really nice guy!

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Shark Life: Haunted Hockey

by Casey Krygier /

Carved pumpkins and clever costumes step aside, this Haunted boneyard deserves all the candy this Halloween. A couple of San Jose natives and huge Sharks fanatics decorated their front yard into a haunted hockey scene.

Spotted: Captain America aka Joe Pavelski, Jumbo, Burnzie and S.J. Sharkie facing off in the boneyard against the SoCal rival Ducks. 

Tweet from @sjsFINatic: #SJSharkie @sjsharkie Happy Halloween from the Boneyard and your ancestor Megalodonnie #SJSharks

Tweet from @sjsFINatic: Happy Halloween @jpav8 #SJSharks

This Hockey Halloween effort gets an A+ in our books. Now we know where we're going Trick-or-Treating tonight! 

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Shark Life: Bye Bye Beard

by Casey Krygier /

T'was two nights before the Home Opener, when all through Burnzie's house, 
The Sharks team got together, which caused a big Twitter rouse.

Joe Thornton did the unthinkable. He shaved his beard... with the help of his teammates who shared the historic moment on Twitter for all to witness.

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