San Jose Barracuda

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San Jose Barracuda
CitySan Jose, California
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
Home arenaTech CU Arena
ColoursTeal, orange, black, white
General managerJoe Will
Head coachJohn McCarthy
AffiliatesSan Jose Sharks (NHL)
Wichita Thunder (ECHL)
WebsiteOfficial website
Franchise history
1996–2001Kentucky Thoroughblades
2001–2006Cleveland Barons
2006–2015Worcester Sharks
2020–presentSan Jose Barracuda
Division titles1 (2016–17)

The San Jose Barracuda are an American professional ice hockey team. They began playing in 2015. The team plays in the American Hockey League (AHL). They play their home games in San Jose, California at the Tech CU Arena. They are the AHL affiliate for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Their ECHL affiliate is the Wichita Thunder.

The team originally played in San Antonio, Texas as the San Antonio Rampage from 2002 to 2020. On January 21, 2015, it was announced that the Sharks would be moving to San Jose, California.[1] Eight days later, the San Jose Sharks officially confirmed that the Sharks would move from Worcester to San Jose.[2]

On October 9, 2015, the team would play their first game as the San Jose Barracuda. They would be defeated by the Rockford IceHogs 4–2.[3]

In the 2019–20 season, the Barracuda would finish the season with 43 wins, 16 loses, and 95 points, leading the Pacific Division. They would make it the Western Conference finals but would lose to the Grand Rapids Griffins four games to one.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sharks moving top farm team to San Jose". The Mercury News. Retrieved January 21, 2024.
  2. "Sharks Moving AHL Franchise to SAP Center". San Jose Sharks. Retrieved January 21, 2024.
  3. "Barracuda Get Doubled Up in Home Opening With 4-2 Loss to IceHogs". San Jose Barracuda. Retrieved January 21, 2024.
  4. "Griffins finish off Barracuda, roll to AHL finals". The Detroit News. Retrieved January 21, 2024.

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