Worcester Sharks Announce Opening Roster Led By McLaren, Moore, Joslin

What's News Correspondent IOctober 2, 2009

Worcester Sharks General Manager Wayne Thomas announced the opening night roster for the Sharks as they prepare for their first game of the season in Glens Falls, NY against the Adirondack Phantoms on Saturday night.

The Sharks regular season roster is now comprised of 24 players; two goaltenders, eight defensemen, and 14 forwards.  Defensemen Mike Moore and Derek Joslin along with forward Frazer McLaren round out the roster. See the complete roster below.

The Worcester Sharks travel to Glens Falls, NY on Saturday to battle the Adirondack Phantoms to kickoff the 2009-10 regular season schedule.

All games can be heard live on NewsTalk 580AM and 94.9FM WTAG, as well as online through AHL Live, by following the link on the Sharks website at www.SharksAHL.com.

Entering their fourth season in Worcester, the Sharks look forward to another exciting season highlighted by the improvements of the ice surface at the DCU Center and the reduction of season ticket prices!

Sharks fans may secure their 2009-10 season tickets by placing a $50 deposit per seat. Some of the exclusive benefits for full season ticket holders will include:

  • Guaranteed same seat for all 40 home dates and playoff home games at the DCU Center
  • Significant savings off box office ticket prices
  • Priority access to purchase tickets to DCU Center events (subject to availability)

Season ticket packages, group tickets, and individual tickets for the 2009-10 season are on sale now by contacting the Worcester Sharks Office at 508.929.0500 or by crashing the net at www.SharksAHL.com.

 NO   FORWARD               HT    WT   S      BORN       BIRTHPLACE                       2008-09 TEAM   

7      John McCarthy     6-1    190   L      8/9/86       Boston, Massachusetts          Boston University

9      Logan Couture     6-1    195   L      3/28/89      Guelph, Ontario                    Ottawa /Worc                                                  

10    Dwight Helminen  5-10  190   L      6/22/83      Hancock, Michigan                Albany/Carolina                       

11    Corey Quirk           5-8    180   L      7/3/86       Brockton, Massachusetts        UMass-Amherst

12    Matt Jones             6-4    200   R      1/13/86      Kentwood, Michigan             Worcester             

14    Frazer McLaren     6-4    235   L      10/29/87    Winnipeg, Manitoba                Worcester             

15    Steven Zalewski    5-11  190   L      8/20/86      Utica, New York                   Worcester            

16    Dean Strong          5-8    180   R      7/17/85      Mississauga, Ontario            U of Vermont        

17    Ryan Vesce            5-8    175   R      4/7/82       Lloyd Harbor, New York        Worcester /San Jose

22    Andrew Desjardins 6-0    200   L      7/27/86      Lively, Ontario                       Worcester             

23    Dan DaSilva           6-1    195   R      4/30/85      Saskatoon, Saskatchewan    Phoenix               

24    T.J. Trevelyan        5-9    180   L      3/6/84       Mississauga, Ontario              Iowa                   

47    Kevin Henderson  6-3    205   L      12/3/86      Toronto, Ontario                   U New Brunswick  

53    Brandon Mashinter 6-4    225   L      9/20/88      Bradford, Ontario                    Belleville        

3      Joe Loprieno         6-3    220   R      10/8/86      Bloomingdale, Illinois            Merrimack            

4      Danny Groulx        6-0    205   L      6/23/81      LaSalle, Quebec                   Rockford              

8      Mike Moore            6-1    200   L      12/12/84    Calgary, Alberta                    Worcester            

18    Will Colbert            6-2    205   L      2/6/85       Arnprior, Ontario                    St. Francis Xavier Univ   

19    Michael Wilson      6-1    165   L      5/8/87       N Vancouver, British Columbia       Worcester

 25    Derek Joslin          6-1    205   L      3/17/87      Richmond Hill, Ontario           Worcester             

27    Nicholas Petrecki  6-4    220   L      7/11/89      Schenectady, New York        Boston College      

33    Louis Liotti            6-1    195   R      5/25/85      Westbury, New York            Northeastern         

NO   GOALTENDER          HT    WT   C      BORN       BIRTHPLACE                   2008-09 TEAM  

31    Tyson Sexsmith    5-11  210   L      3/19/89      Calgary, Alberta                    Vancouver        

32    Alex Stalock          6-0    185   L      7/28/87      South St. Paul, Minnesota       Minn Duluth     

The previous story is excerpted from a Press Release by the Worcester Sharks of the AHL. What's News is the alternate profile of Bleacher Report writer Todd Civin and is  used to repost Press Releases for the AHL, The WPS and the CanAm Baseball League. Civin is a supporter of the award winning children's book A Glove of Their Own, which promotes Pay It Forward through baseball.



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