Jan 8, 2019

The Barracuda concluded their three-game road trip on Saturday in Ontario and earned their first win of 2019, 2-1, over the Reign. In the victory, Evan Weinger and Alex True each scored and Antoine Bibeau made 32 saves, snapping a four-game winless skid for the 24-year-old.

With the W over the Los Angeles Kings AHL affiliate, San Jose is now 3-0 against the Reign with five more meetings to go on the eight-game season series.


The Barracuda now boast the Western Conference’s best overall winning percentage (.710 = 20-7-1-3). In addition, San Jose’s .750 (10-3-0-1) home winning percentage and .676 (10-4-1-2) road winning percentage are the best in the Pacific Division.


On Thursday, the AHL announced that Barracuda assistant captain Jake Middleton, winger Francis Perron and goaltender Josef Korenar were all named to the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic, which will take place in Springfield, Mass. on January 27-28. In addition, Barracuda head coach Roy Sommer will be the Pacific Division’s coaching representative for the AHL All-Star Classic. Middleton made his NHL debut with the Sharks against the Lighting on Saturday, January 5.


After injuries to Jeremy Roy and Zach Frye on Saturday in San Diego, the Barracuda were forced to sign defenseman Nolan De Jong to a professional tryout from the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies for Saturday’s game at Ontario. De Jong was returned to Utah following Saturday’s game and the Barracuda recalled Mike Brodzinski and Cody Donaghey on Tuesday morning from the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears.


Prior to Saturday, Dylan Gambrell had a career long six-game point streak (3g, 5a) working after collecting three points in Saturday’s 4-3 loss at San Diego. 


Overall Record: 20-7-1-3, 0.710 Winning Percentage

  • 1st in the Pacific, 1st in the Western Conference, 2nd in the AHL


Last Week’s Results

  • Monday, Dec. 31 – San Jose Barracuda 6 at Stockton Heat 5
  • Friday, Jan. 4 – San Jose Barracuda 3 at San Diego Gulls 4
  • Saturday, Jan. 5 – San Jose Barracuda 2 at Ontario Reign 1


This Week’s Schedule

  • Wednesday, Jan. 9  – San Jose Barracuda vs. Ontario Reign – SAP Center at San Jose (7:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, Jan. 11  – San Jose Barracuda vs. Ontario Reign – SAP Center at San Jose (7:00 p.m.)
  • Sunday, Jan. 13  – San Jose Barracuda vs. Stockton Heat – SAP Center at San Jose (3:00 p.m.) 


Recent Transactions

  • Jake Middleton recalled to the San Jose Sharks 1/4
  • Michael Brodzinski recalled to the San Jose Barracuda from the Orlando Solar Bears
  • Cody Donaghey recalled to the San Jose Barracuda from the Orlando Solar Bears


Team Leaders

  • Goals: Francis Perron - 13
  • Assists: Kyle Wood - 15
  • Points: Francis Perron - 27
  • PIMs: Jeffrey Viel - 57
  • Wins: Josef Korenar - 13
  • GAA: Josef Korenar – 2.31
  • SV%: Josef Korenar – .914


Team Stats

  • Total Goals Scored: 108 | Total Goals Allowed: 81
  • Total Goals Scored, Week: 10 | Totals Goals Allowed, Week: 10
  • Power Play: 19-124 (15.3%), 24th in the AHL
  • Penalty Kill: 90-105 (85.7%), 4th in the AHL


Pacific Division - Totals vs. Pacific: (13-3-1-3)

  • Colorado (Colorado Avalanche) (2-0-1-1)
  • Bakersfield (Edmonton Oilers) (3-0-0-1)
  • Ontario (LA Kings) (3-0-0-0)
  • San Diego (Anaheim Ducks) (1-3-0-1)
  • Stockton (Calgary Flames) (6-1-0-0)
  • Tucson (Arizona Coyotes) (2-3-0-0)


Central Division - Totals vs. Central: (3-0-0-0)

  • Grand Rapids (Detroit Red Wings) (0-0-0-0)
  • Iowa (Minnesota Wild) (0-0-0-0)
  • San Antonio (St. Louis Blues) (2-0-0-0)
  • Texas (Dallas Stars) (1-0-0-0)


San Jose Sharks (NHL)

  • Record Last Week: 3-1-0-0, 6 points
  • Record Overall: 24-13-7, 3rd in the Pacific Division


This Week’s Schedule:

  • Monday, Jan. 7 – San Jose Sharks 3 vs. Los Angeles Kings 1
  • Tuesday, Jan. 8 – San Jose Sharks vs. Edmonton Oilers (7:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday, Jan. 10 – San Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden Knights (7:00 p.m.)


Recent/News Milestones

  • Jake Middleton made his AHL debut on Jan. 5 vs. Tampa Bay
  • Kyle Wood played in his 150th AHL game on Jan. 5 at Ontario
  • John McCarthy is two games shy of 500 played within the Sharks minor-league system
  • Alex True is one game shy of 100 for his AHL


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