Over the past few days, the Worcester Sharks have made a series of cuts from their training camp, including another 3 today. The current roster listing 23 players can be found here. With Worcester camp coming to a close tomorrow and the San Jose roster set, the moves today will likely be the last for at least a little while.
Worcester had to make one final cut to send players down to the San Francisco Bulls, ECHL affiliate of the Sharks. Goaltender JP Anderson will report to the Bulls along with forward Chris Crane and defenseman Kyle Bigos. They will join a number of other players that were in Worcester for camp and have since reported to the Bulls.
The move today to trim the roster by three came following a trim from San Jose’s roster last night. San Jose announced that they were assigning forwards Bracken Kearns and John McCarthy, defensemen Taylor Doherty and Matt Tennyson, and goaltender Harri Sateri. McCarthy will likely return to his role as captain in Worcester and hope to earn a call-up during the season. Sateri, who split time between the pipes with Alex Stalock in Worcester last season, looks to be the starting goaltender this year as Stalock earned the position to back up Antii Niemi in San Jose.
Although most AHL training camps have ended already, the Sharks have two days left. Their last day of camp will be Thursday, October 3rd. They have completed their preseason game schedule, though. For the Sharks, their first preseason game came on Wednesday, September 25th. The Hartford Wolf Pack hosted the Sharks, who took the chance to let guys in camp on tryouts play. It was a 5-2 loss for the Sharks.
The Sharks went on to split a home and home series with the Providence Bruins on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s game saw the Sharks prevail 2-1 over the Bruins with goals from rookie defenseman Konrad Abeltshauser and veteran Jimmy Bonneau. Saturday afternoon’s game in Providence saw the Bruins prevail 3-1 over the Sharks. Abeltshauser had the lone goal, making it his second goal in as many games. Former Sharks captain, Mike Moore, had the 3rd goal for the Bruins, an empty netter with less than a minute remaining. The division rivals also gave a preview of the regular season with a few fights breaking out.
AHL hockey starts up on Friday, October 4th but Sharks fans have to wait for their first game of the season. The Sharks open up on the road on Saturday, October 12th. Then, they open up at home with back to back games on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th.