Worcester – Throughout the month of January, 10 local high school varsity boys” hockey teams and four varsity girls” hockey teams will play a game at the DCU Center directly before a Worcester Sharks game. Fans of the school teams are invited to come and cheer their favorite high school team and then stay to watch a Sharks game.
The Sharks, the American Hockey League affiliate of the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks, have been based in Worcester since 2006. Since that time, not only have they provided exciting ice hockey action for fans but also donated monies and time to local organizations.
For the high school games, fans will receive a reduced ticket price in advance for each participating school, with one ticket to garner entry into the high school game(s) and the Sharks game. In turn, the Sharks will be donating a percentage of the purchased tickets back to the schools.
“The Worcester Sharks are proud to showcase high school hockey at the DCU Center for an eighth consecutive season,” said Sharks Seniors Director of Business and Community Development Michael Myers. “The high school games will have all the bells and whistles of a regular Sharks game. We expect large turnouts for all five games and look forward to some great high school hockey action.”
The five high school hockey doubleheaders are:
The 6th annual High School Hockey Clash between the Hudson Hawks and the Marlboro Panthers will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25 before the Sharks host the Providence Bruins at 7 p.m. ?on “Freddie Hamilton Bobblehead Night” presented by Southbridge Savings Bank. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. for the boys” varsity game at 4 p.m.
The 4th annual High School Hockey Faceoff will feature the Auburn High School Rockets and the Wachusett Regional High School Mountaineers Sunday, Jan. ?26 before the Sharks host the Manchester Monarchs at 3 p.m. ?Doors open at 10 a.m. ?for the Auburn versus ?Medway High School girls” game at 10:30 a.m. and the boys” game at 12 p.m.
The 2nd annual High School Hockey Feud will see the Worcester Wildcats and the Northbridge High School Rams hit the ice Wednesday, Jan. ?29 before the Sharks host the Binghamton Senators at 7 p.m. Doors open at 3:45 p.m. for the boys” varsity game at 4 p.m.
The 8th annual High School Hockey Classic will showcase the St. John's High School Pioneers and the St. Peter Marian High School Guardians Saturday, Feb. 1 before the Sharks host the Providence Bruins at 7 p.m. ?on “Pink in the Rink Night” to benefit the Cup Crusaders presented by Pepsi.? Doors open at 3:30 p.m. for the boys” varsity game at 4 p.m.
The 5th annual High School Hockey Showdown featured the Shrewsbury High School Colonials versus the Algonquin Regional High School? Tomahawks? Jan. 11.
For more information call the Sharks front office at 508-929-0500 or visit www.sharksahl.com.