(Originally published at Sports Radio Service)
Wednesday, the San Jose Sharks announced that they will hold the third annual prospect scrimmage at SAP Center on Thursday July 9 at 7pm. Fans will have a chance to see prospects they have not seen before, as well as more familiar faces like Chris Tierney, Mirco Mueller and Barclay Goodrow. The event is an entertaining break to the off-season for fans missing hockey, and a chance to see players who may be with the Sharks next season and many who certainly will be playing for the San Jose Barracuda. Last year, the scrimmage was well-attended and at first glance could have been a real game.
In their press release, the Sharks described the format and probable rosters as follows:
The teams are currently scheduled to play two 25-minute halves and will be comprised of top prospects attending San Jose’s annual summer development camp. Sharks broadcasters will serve as MC’s before, during, and after the scrimmage. Format of the event is subject to change.
Many of the organization’s top prospects are expected to participate, including San Jose Sharks Chris Tierney, Barclay Goodrow, and Mirco Mueller, WHL Champion and First Team All-Star Rourke Chartier, 2015 SM-liiga Champion and playoff MVP Joonas Donskoi, 2014 1st round pick Nikolay Goldobin, QMJHL All-Star Nikita Jevpalovs, Miami of Ohio Captain Sean Kuraly, Hockey East All-Star Daniel O’Regan, 2014 draftee Julius Bergman, ECAC and All-Ivy League All-Star Joakim Ryan, and many more.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday, June 19 at a price of $5. Season ticket holders will have access to presale tickets on Thursday, June 18.