GAMEDAY: BARRACUDA AT GULLSNov 13, 2019
SAN JOSE BARRACUDA (4-6-0-1) vs SAN DIEGO GULLS (4-7-0-0) WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13 | 7:00 P.M. | PECHANGA ARENA | SAN DIEGO, CA
Tonight’s Matchup: On Wednesday, the Barracuda wrap up a home-and-road with the San Diego Gulls. After a 3-1 loss on Sunday, the Barracuda are 1-1 against the Ducks affiliate this season.
Last Time Out: Alex Dostie and Sam Carrick each scored in the opening period and Blake Pietila cashed in in the second to give SD a 3-0 lead. Joachim Blichfeld inched the Barracuda back within two in the second but the Barracuda couldn’t get any closer after that point, falling 3-1 to the San Diego Gulls. Andrew Shortridge suffered the loss after allowing three goals on 25 shots while Anthony Stolarz collected the win by allowing just one goal on 32 shots.
Bergmann is Back: The Sharks assigned Lean Bergmann to the Barracuda prior to Saturday’s game in Bakersfield. The 21-year-old is T-second on the ‘Cuda in points (8) and goals (3) despite playing in just seven games. In addition, his plus-six rating, points-per-game (1.14) and PIMS per-game (2.86) rank first on the Barracuda. Bergmann has also appeared in eight games with the Sharks, totaling one assist.
Kellman Cruising: Signed by the Sharks as a free agent on April 25, 2019, Joel Kellman leads the Barracuda in points (9) and assists (8) through 11 games and his six-game assist streak (7) earlier this season is the longest such streak this year. Before this season, Kellman, 25, skated in 196 games in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) as a member Karlskrona HK and Brynas IF, collecting 114 points (49 goals, 65 assists), 88 PIMS and a minus-18 rating.
Brotherly Love: For the first second time this season, Trevor Carrick will face his older brother Sam when the Barracuda and Gulls square off on Wednesday night. Prior to Sunday, the two brothers had faced each other six times in their careers. The previous six meetings came when Trevor was a member of the Charlotte Checkers (Carolina Hurricanes) and Sam was with Rockford (Chicago Blackhawks) and Toronto Marlies (Toronto Maple Leafs).
El Cap: Barracuda Captain John McCarthy registered his 300th pro point (130 goals, 170 assists) of his pro career on Saturday when he scored in the Barracuda’s 6-3 loss at Bakersfield. McCarthy is the Barracuda’s all-time leader in games played (268), points (135), goals (59) and assists (76).
Youth Movement: The Barracuda are the AHL’s youngest roster with an average age of 22.60-years-old. No other team in the league is under the average age of 23-years-old and the Barracuda have eight players 21-years-old or younger, including two players under 21 (Sasha Chmelevski  and Ivan Chekhovich ).