San Jose Sharks


The Catalyst / Daniel Hartwig

San Jose Sharks Game on January 5, 2019.

Ariana Kraemer, Staff Writer

NHL is back after pausing the 2019-2020 season due to Covid-19. Almost all players are fully vaccinated, and those who are not have already gotten their first shot. The SAP Center [home to the San Jose Sharks] is now requiring proof of vaccination for guests 12 and older before entering the building. San Jose Sharks started up the preseason by going against the Anaheim Ducks September 26, but sadly losing. 

They made a comeback against the Golden Knights, leading 4-2 the same day. The last preseason game has ended and now the first official game of the season started October 16 and won 3-4 against the Winnipeg Jets. The official rosters were announced Monday October 11 at 2:00pm. 

It was a competition of who will be on the roster and if Evander Kane will be returning this season after all the speculations about him. Coach Bob Boughner mentioned that he looks for chemistry between his players. There will potentially be two rosters until he can figure out which works best. Of course, during the season he can change his rostor and line up.

Kane’s future with the Sharks might be jeopardised by the claims against him. One of these claims being he used a fake vaccination card before the 2021-2022 season. The NHL are currently investigating if these claims could possibly be true. If he is found guilty then he can face up to 5 years jail time. Buying, selling, or using a fake Covid-19 vaccination card is considered a crime and is illegal. 

When the roster was released, people noticed how Kane’s name was missing. It seems like him and the team agreed to Kane staying away until all the accusations are put to rest. This is only the beginning of the season and how the Sharks will do is yet to be determined. 

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