This weekend is one busy for both San Jose Sharks affiliates as they both are in action. Worcester has won four of their last five games, with their most recent victories coming off of back to back shootouts win where San Jose Shark prospect James Sheppard made contributions in both wins. The Worcester Sharks are currently in in first place in the AHL’s Atlantic Division and third overall in the Eastern Conference thru 21 games played with a 11-8-1-1 record at a 0.571 winning percentage. Meanwhile, Providence have won two of their last three. The Bruins are currently sitting in last place of the Atlantic Division and 12th overall in the Eastern Conference thru 19 games play posting a 9-8-0-2 record and 0.526 winning percentage. Tomorrow night marks the first of six meetings against the two Atlantic Division foes at the DCU Center in Worcester. One player from each side to keep on an eye for tonight’s match up is Worcester’s Tim Kennedy who thru 21 games has scored 11 goals and notched 12 assists with 23 points on the season, for Providence, Chris Bourque son of former Colorado Avalanche defenseman and Stanley Cup champion Raymond “Ray” Bourque with 14 points thru 19 games. Tonight, the Sharks opponent the Providence Bruins will be in AHL action as they face off against the King’s affiliate Manchester Monarchs at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, puck is set to drop at 7:05 EST.
Tonight the San Francisco Bulls play hosts to the Colorado Eagles for the first time this season at the legendary Cow Palace. The season series has not gone well for the Bulls against the Eagles as they are 0-2. Tonight the Bulls will be seeking their first win of the season against the Mountain Division foe. San Francisco is coming off of a 4-1 victory against their division rival’s the Bakersfield Condors and their fourth straight win at home. Currently the Bulls are sitting in third place of the Pacific Division and fifth overall in the ECHL’s Western Conference with 24 games played and a 9-12-1-2 record with a 0.438 winning percentage. Colorado is sitting in fourth place of the Mountain Division and sixth overall just behind San Francisco in the Western Conference thru 21 games with an 8-10-1-2 record and a 0.452 winning percentage. As San Francisco is riding a hot streak at home, Colorado is looking snap a three game losing streak while on the road. Players to watch for in tonight’s game on San Francisco’s side, is Justin Bowers, Dean Ouellet, and Peter Sivak who have combined with 28 goals tallied, 40 assists, and 68 points thru 24 games. For Colorado, Chad Costello, Jack Combs, and Michael Forney who have a combined total of 40 goals scored, 63 assists, and a 103 points thru 21. Chad Costello was recently named Reebok Hockey ECHL’s Player of the Month. Costello, scored 8 goals and added 21 assists for 29 points with plus/minus rating of +8 in 13 games of November. In addition, Costello is riding the ECHL’s season long hot streak of at least a point thru 14 games. Currently the Colorado Eagles forward Costello is leading the league with 30 assists, 39 points, and 14 power play tallies along with being tied with 17 power play points. Tonight marks the first annual Teddy Bear Toss for the Bulls as the puck is scheduled to drop at 7:15pm at the Cow Palace. Listeners can enjoy streaming coverage of tonight’s game on KNBR.com and America One Sports users can tune in online at their website for live ECHL action. Lets Go Bulls!!!!!!!
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