Fun Filled Opening Weekend Set For This FridayOct 25, 2016
San Jose, CA - The San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda) presented by Barracuda Networks(@barracuda) and the American Hockey League (@TheAHL) affiliate of the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) are set for their home opener this Friday, October 28, beginning at 7:00 p.m. against the Bakersfield Condors at SAP Center at San Jose.
The weekend features a pair of games; both against Bakersfield, with contest number two on Saturday, October 29, starting at 1:15 p.m.
On Friday, the Barracuda are collecting school supplies to be donated to School Health Clinic of Santa Clara County. Fans that bring at least one unused item (pencils, pens, erasers, notebooks, binders, rulers, etc.) will be entered into a raffle taking place during Friday's game. Also, all fans in attendance will receive a Barracuda 2016-17 magnet schedule. New this season to SAP Center is Frenzy's Fun Zone, equipped with face painters, balloon artists, and a photo booth.
Don't forget Saturday, October 29th's game at 1:15 p.m. is the Barracuda's Hat Trick or Treat, which will feature family friendly Halloween themed events throughout the concourse, including a costume contest. Fans are encouraged to wear their costumes and participate in the first intermission Halloween costume parade and stop on by the candy stations for some tasty treats. Aside from face painting, balloon artists and a photo booth in Frenzy's Fun Zone, October 29 will include an area to design your own candy bag and masks.
Following the Sharks re-stocking of the organizational prospect system over the last four seasons, the Barracuda are loaded with talented young Sharks draft selections including Mirco Mueller (2013), Nikolay Goldobin (2014), Timo Meier (2015), Danny O'Regan (2012), Joakim Ryan (2012), Kevin Labanc (2014), Rourke Chartier (2014), Alex Schoenborn (2016), Julius Bergman (2014) and Adam Helewka (2015). Three other players, signed as free agents, ad to an already skilled group, Marcus Sorensen, Tim Heed and Mantas Armalis.
After a dramatic 5-4 overtime win on the road against the Ontario Reign this past Saturday, the Barracuda are now 1-1 on the year as they head into their home opener this Friday, October 28. Tickets are still available for both Friday and Saturday and can be purchased atSJBarracuda.com/tickets or by calling 408.999.5757.