BARRACUDA ANNOUCE 2018-19 SCHEDULE FORMATMay 18, 2018
San Jose, CA – The American Hockey League (@AHL) announced that the league’s Board of Governors has approved format for the 2018-19 season.
Entering its fourth season as a member of the seven-team Pacific Division in the AHL’s Western Conference, the Barracuda’s 2018-19 schedule will feature 68 games with 34 home dates at SAP Center at San Jose. San Jose’s schedule will include 56 games against the Pacific Division’s other six teams and 12 inter-conference games against four teams from the Central Division.
The Barracuda’s inter-division schedule will include 12 meetings against rival the Stockton Heat (six home, six road), 10 matchups with the Bakersfield Condors and San Diego Gulls (five home, five road), and eight games against the Colorado Eagles, Tucson Roadrunners and Ontario Reign (four home, four road).
In addition, San Jose will face the Central Division’s Iowa Wild and Grand Rapids four times (two home, two road) and two games versus the Texas Stars and San Antonio Rampage (one home, one road).
2018-19 Schedule Format:
- Colorado – 8 games
- Ontario – 8 games
- Tucson – 8 games
- Bakersfield – 10 games
- San Diego – 10 games
- Stockton – 12 games
- San Antonio – 2 games
- Texas – 2 games
- Grand Rapids – 4 games
- Iowa – 4 games
vs. Colorado Eagles (Colorado Avalance)
vs. Ontario Reign (Los Angeles Kings)
2017-18 record vs. ONT: 2-5-1-0
All-Time record vs. ONT: 10-13-5-0
San Jose’s Leading Scorer: Alex True (3+2=5), Nick DeSimone (1+4=5)
San Jose’s Leading Goal Scorer: Alex True (3)
Notes: The Barracuda and Reign met up in the first round of the 2015-16 Calder Cup Playoffs
vs. Tucson Roadrunners (Arizona Coyotes)
2017-18 record vs. TUC: 5-2-0-1
All-Time record vs. TUC: 10-3-1-2
San Jose’s Leading Scorer: Emerson Clark (2+4=6), Brandon Mashinter (2+4=6)
San Jose’s Leading Goal Scorer: Rudolfs Balcers (3)
Notes: The Barracuda and Roadrunners met up in the first round of the 2017-18 Calder Cup Playoffs
vs. Bakersfield Condors (Edmonton Oilers)
2017-18 record vs. BAK: 6-3-0-1
All-Time record vs. BAK: 19-11-3-1
San Jose’s Leading Scorer: Rudolfs Balcers (5+4=9)
San Jose’s Leading Goal Scorer: Rudolfs Balcers (5)
Notes: The Condors have failed to make the playoffs in their first three seasons in the AHL’s Pacific Division.
vs. San Diego Gulls (Anaheim Ducks)
2017-18 record vs. SD: 4-3-1-0
All-Time record vs. SD: 13-12-3-2
San Jose’s Leading Scorer: Adam Helewka (3+4=7)
San Jose’s Leading Goal Scorer: Adam Helewka (3), Rudolfs Balcers (3)
Notes: The San Diego Gulls failed to make the Calder Cup Playoffs in 2017-18 for the first time in their three-season history.
vs. Stockton Heat (Calgary Flames)
2017-18 record vs. STK: 7-4-1-0
All-Time record vs. STK: 23-10-2-1
San Jose’s Leading Scorer: Rudolfs Balcers (6+5=11)
San Jose’s Leading Goal Scorer: Rudolfs Balcers (6)
Notes: The Stockton Heat failed to make the Calder Cup Playoffs in 2017-18 after making their first postseason appearance in franchise history the year before.
vs. San Antonio Rampage (St. Louis Blues)
2017-18 record vs. SA: 3-3-0-0
All-Time record vs. SA: 10-5-2-1
San Jose’s Leading Scorer: Rudolfs Balcers (2+3=5)
San Jose’s Leading Goal Scorer: Rudolfs Balcers (2), Filip Sandberg (2)
Notes: After the addition of the Colorado Eagles to the Pacific Division, the San Antonio Rampage will join the Central Division in 2018-19 along with in-state rival the Texas Stars.
vs. Texas Stars (Dallas Stars)
2017-18 record vs. TEX: 2-0-1-1
All-Time record vs. TEX: 7-4-1-2
San Jose’s Leading Scorer: Marcus Sorensen (4+0=4), Rudolfs Balcers (0+4=4)
San Jose’s Leading Goal Scorer: Marcus Sorensen (4)
Notes: After the addition of the Colorado Eagles to the Pacific Division, the Texas Stars will join the Central Division in 2018-19 along with in-state rival the San Antonio Rampage.
vs. Grand Rapids Griffins (Detroit Red Wings)
2017-18 record vs. GR: 0-1-0-1
All-Time record vs. GR: 2-1-0-1
San Jose’s Leading Scorer: Alex True (1+3=4)
San Jose’s Leading Goal Scorer: Multiple players (1)
Notes: For the third-straight year the Grand Rapids Griffins and San Jose Barracuda will face one another in the regular season.
vs. Iowa Wild (Minnesota Wild)
2017-18 record vs. IA: DNP
All-Time record vs. IA: 1-0-1-0
San Jose’s Leading Scorer: N/A
San Jose’s Leading Goal Scorer: N/A
Notes: San Jose has not played Iowa since the 2015-16 season.