SAN JOSE -The San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda), proud AHL affiliate of the NHL's San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks), who are celebrating their 5th anniversary in San Jose this year, announced their 2019-20 broadcast schedule.
NEW RADIO HOME:
In an effort to improve the Barracuda's broadcast reach and as part of the San Jose Sharks organization's new digital initiatives, all 2019-20 Barracuda preseason, regular season and playoff games can be heard exclusively via the Sharks+SAP Center app (DOWNLOAD the Sharks+SAP Center app HERE) and on sjbarracuda.com.
Each game broadcast will feature a 15-minute pre-game show, including "Coaches Corner" with Head Coach Roy Sommer.
In addition, the Barracuda will be launching new audio programming throughout the season, providing fans with behind-the-scenes insight into the Barracuda players, coaches and staff. These programs will air during the second intermission of selected games, as well as being archived within the app and will include:
Other weekly podcasts will be made available on the app including "Barracuda Weekly" which will run down the week that was and what is ahead, as well as "Cuda Confidential" the official weekly podcast of the Barracuda.
In addition to the radio stream, all regular season and postseason games can be watched at TheAHL.com/AHLTV, starting as low as $59.99* for the entire season.
Click here for a full pricing breakdown and to sign up for AHLTV.
All games will be called by play-by-play announcer and Bay Area native Nick Nollenberger(@NickNollen), who returns for his fourth season as the "Voice of the Barracuda."
The Barracuda open up preseason play on September 27th and 28th against the Colorado Eagles at Solar4America Ice at San Jose before dropping the puck on the regular season at Ontario on October 4th.
Click here for a printable 2019-20 Barracuda schedule.
ABOUT THE BARRACUDA:
The Barracuda are entering their fifth season playing in San Jose, following the American Hockey League's creation of the Pacific Division, consisting of seven teams - all of whom serve as primary development affiliates for the National Hockey League: San Jose (Sharks), Bakersfield (Edmonton Oilers), Colorado (Avalanche), Ontario (Los Angeles Kings), San Diego (Anaheim Ducks), Stockton (Calgary Flames), and Tucson (Arizona Coyotes).
Many of the players on the Sharks roster made their journey to the National Hockey League by playing and developing in the AHL, including Logan Couture, Brent Burns, Martin Jones, Brenden Dillon, Radim Simek, Timo Meier, Marcus Sorensen, Tim Heed, Kevin Labanc, Barclay Goodrow, Melker Karlsson, Lukas Radil and Aaron Dell.
This seasons Barracuda roster will be comprised of several of the Sharks top prospects including goaltenders Antoine Bibeau, Josef Korenar and Andrew Shortridge, defensemen Mario Ferraro, Nick DeSimone, Jake Middleton, and Jeremy Roy, and forwards Lean Bergmann, Joachim Blichfeld, Ivan Chekhovich, Sasha Chmelevski, Alex True, Noah Gregor, Jayden Halbgewachs, Jeff Viel, Evan Weinger, and Manny Wiederer.
Since joining the Pacific Division for the 2015-16 campaign, the Barracuda are the only team in the division to reach the postseason in each of the first four seasons, including making a Conference Finals appearance in 2017.