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San Jose to host ECHL game at the Shark Tank

Dec 5, 2012, 4:23 PM EDT

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On Monday, Dec. 17, the Sharks will give back to San Jose’s hockey-starved masses with a game featuring their ECHL affiliate — at HP Pavilion, the arena affectionately known as “The Tank.”

“We all miss having the game of hockey at HP Pavilion,” Sharks Executive Vice President of Business Operations Malcolm Bordelon told the team website. “This free event is a way for us to say thank you to our loyal and patient fans, while also trying to assist those who have been directly impacted by the labor dispute between the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association.”

The game will feature the San Francisco Bulls — San Jose’s ECHL team — and the Stockton Thunder, with complimentary access granted to all Sharks season ticket holders.

Here’s more, from the San Jose website:

Before and after the game, all attendees are strongly encouraged to patronize one of downtown San Jose’s businesses to support them during the absence of NHL hockey at HP Pavilion.

In addition, the Sharks Foundation will be hosting a “Toys for Tots” toy drive at the North and South Entrances of HP Pavilion. Guests can bring a new, unwrapped toy or make a monetary donation to support those less fortunate during the holiday season.

All donors will receive a raffle ticket for prize drawings to be held that night.

Related: AHL Rochester will play a game in Buffalo

  1. drcuschieri84 - Dec 5, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    I think more organizations should be doing this during the lockout.. Not only would it help out the local businesses a little, but give the fans something in return for what we have gone through.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Dec 5, 2012 at 10:38 PM

      Many lower-paid workers have suffered in this lockout, but seriously, we fans have endured nothing of any consequence, merely mild to moderate annoyance. And saving money. Hardly an ordeal.

  2. rebel21das - Dec 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    Classy move San Jose

  3. pantherpro - Dec 5, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Go sharks!

  4. fortwaynekomets - Dec 6, 2012 at 2:46 AM

    Ryan Clowe plays for the San Fran Bulls!

    this is going to be awesome!!!

    but too bad the Fort Wayne Komets are going to win the cup!!! I’m a fan of west coast hockey but the North Atlantic teams are just too technical for them!

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