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San Jose Barracuda Set To Open 2016 Training Camp

Sep 30, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda) presented by Barracuda Networks (@Barracuda), proud American Hockey League (@TheAHL) affiliate of the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks), have announced their 2016 training camp schedule, which will be conducted at Sharks Ice in San Jose.

A full Barracuda training camp schedule can be found below:

Monday, Oct. 3
10-12 a.m. - (East Rink)

Tuesday, Oct. 4
10-12 a.m. - (East Rink)

Wednesday, Oct. 5
10-12 a.m. - (East Rink)

Thursday, Oct. 6
Morning skate 10 a.m. - (East Rink)
Exhib. Game: vs. Tucson @ Sharks Ice 7 p.m. (North Rink)

Friday, Oct. 7
10-12 a.m. - (East Rink)

Saturday, Oct. 8
10-12 a.m. - (East Rink)

Sunday, Oct. 9
Morning skate 10 a.m. - (East Rink)
Exhib. Game: vs. Bakersfield @ Sharks Ice 6 p.m. (North Rink)

Admission to exhibition games is only available for season ticket holders and credentialed media. 

Media members interested in attending Barracuda practices or games should check with Nick Nollenberger of the Barracuda media relations department in advance for the best time to gain access to individuals as the schedule may change daily. Barracuda Head Coach Roy Sommer will address the media at the end of each day's practice session.

The Barracuda begin the 2016-17 campaign on the road against the Stockton Heat (Calgary Flames) on Oct. 15. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. Nick Nollenberger will have the call on 1220 KDOW FM, with a pre-game show beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Barracuda's home opener is set for Friday, Oct. 28 at SAP Center against Bakersfield.

The Barracuda are entering their second season playing in San Jose, following the American Hockey League's creation of a Pacific Division of the AHL, consisting of eight teams - all of whom serve as primary development affiliations for National Hockey League teams: San Jose (Sharks), Bakersfield (Edmonton Oilers), Ontario (Los Angeles Kings), San Antonio (Colorado Avalanche), San Diego (Anaheim Ducks), Stockton (Calgary Flames), Texas (Dallas Stars) and Tucson (Arizona Coyotes).

Many of the players on the Sharks roster have made their journey to the National Hockey League by playing and developing in the AHL, including Logan Couture, Brent Burns, Justin Braun, Dylan DeMelo, Brenden Dillon, Martin Jones, Chris Tierney, Joel Ward, and Tommy Wingels.

This year's Barracuda squad is poised to build on a successful inaugural season in San Jose that saw the club make the Calder Cup playoffs, before falling to the Western Conference's top-seeded Ontario Reign in the first round.

Following the Sharks re-stocking of the organizational prospect system over the last four seasons, the Barracuda are likely to see an influx of young, talented Sharks draft selections fighting not only to make the Barracuda roster but push to join the Sharks. Some of the potential players that could hit the ice for the Barracuda are former first round selections Mirco Mueller (2013), Nikolay Goldobin (2014), Timo Meier (2015), along with fellow San Jose draftees Danny O'Regan (2012), Joakim Ryan (2012), Michael Brodzinski (2013), Kevin Labanc (2014), Rourke Chartier (2014), Alex Schoenborn (2016), Julius Bergman (2014) and Adam Helewka (2015). Three other players, signed as free agents, are also expected to make an impact in San Jose: Marcus Sorensen, Tim Heed and Mantas Armalis. 

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