It’s September 1st, which means hockey fans cue up the great song from local band Green Day, “Wake Me Up When September Ends”. With that, the influx of hockey tweets and social media posts, mean we are so close to the opening of training camp, which leads to preseason, and eventually Wednesday, October 7th, the San Jose Sharks’ 25th season opener in Los Angeles.
As us Finatics are eagerly counting down to the end of the #IsItOctoberYet posts, the Sharks unveiled plans to celebrate the team’s 25th Anniversary Season. First of all, CSN California, along with its sister networks, NBCSN and NBC will cover all 82 Sharks games. 71 will be on CSN California with Randy Hahn along with Jamie Baker as his color analyst. During home games, Baker will be “Inside the Glass” providing insight along the boards. Of course Sharks Pre and Postgame Live will be anchored by Pucknology’s unofficial BFF, Brodie Brazil with a number of studio analysts throughout the year.
For those heading to the games, Themed Nights, Alumni Nights, Poster & Mini-Locker Giveaways highlight the home schedule. In all, 16 of the 41 home games will be highlighted by an Alumni Night or a special giveaway night. Three games have been designated for the Sharks to wear a newly-created heritage jersey. Here is a chronological list of the promotional schedule:
October 10 vs. ANA – Anniversary T-Shirt Giveaway, George Gund III banner unveiling
October 22 vs. LA – Magnet Schedule, Scott Thornton Alumni Night
Ocotber 24 vs. CAR – Hockey Fights Cancer Night
October 28 vs. NSH – 25th Anniversary Poster #1
November 3 vs. CBJ – Heritage Jersey Night
November 7 vs. ANA – Owen Nolan Mini-Locker
November 10 vs. NYI – 25th Anniversary Poster #2
December 1 vs. PIT – Heritage Jersey Night
December 30 vs. PHI – 25th Anniversary Poster #3
January 9 vs. TOR – Mike Ricci Mini-Locker & Alumni Night
January 16 vs. DAL – Military Appreciation Night
January 18 vs. OTT – Hertiage Jersey Night
January 26 vs. COL – 25th Anniversary Poster #4
February 29 vs. MTL – 25th Anniversary Poster #5
March 12 vs. WSH – Evgeni Nabokov Mini-Locker & Alumni Night
March 22 vs. STL – 25th Anniversary Poster #6
April 9 vs. ARZ – Fan Appreciation Night & Joe Pavelski Bobblehead
In addition to special nights and giveaways, there will be 13 doubleheaders including the Sharks AHL affiliate, the San Jose Barracuda. There are four Saturday games that will involve the Sharks playing the early game, with a Barracuda game at night.
Saturday November 7 – Barracuda @ 1:15pm, Sharks @ 7:30pm
Saturday November 28 – Barracuda @ 1:15pm, Sharks @ 7:30pm
Monday December 28 – Barracuda @ 1:15pm, Sharks @ 7:30pm
Wednesday December 30 – Barracuda @ 1:15pm, Sharks @ 7:30pm
Saturday January 9 – Sharks @ 4pm, Barracuda @ 8:30pm
Monday January 18 – Barracuda @ 1:15pm, Sharks @ 7:30pm
Saturday January 23 – Sharks @ 1pm, Barracuda @ 7:30pm
Saturday February 13 – Barracuda @ 1:15pm , Sharks @ 7:30pm
Saturday March 5 – Barracuda @1:15pm, Sharks @ 7:30pm
Saturday March 19 – Sharks @ 1pm, Barracuda @ 7:30pm
Saturday March 26 – Sharks @ 1pm, Barracuda @ 7:30pm
More to come as Pucknology will also commemorate the Sharks’ 25th Anniversary in the near future.