Barracuda beat rival Silver Knights on the road 5-2

Credit to San Jose Barracuda Twitter. Patrick McGrath skates away after finishing a fight with a Henderson player.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

On the road in Henderson the San Jose Barracuda (9-7-0-1) came out on top with a solid third period performance winning 5-2 over the Henderson Silver Knights (5-14-0-0) .

It was a battle between starter Laurent Brossoit for Henderson and Eetu Makiniemi for San Jose.

The PK unit for San Jose would have to be ready quickly in this game as just 1:36 into the first Billy Constantinou took a penalty for hooking.

Thankfully for the Barracuda the penalty unit came through with a solid kill and kept the score even.

At the 8:06 mark though with both teams at even strength Henderson found the back of the net with Jonas Rondbjerg getting his fifth goal of the season. It was a perfect rebound goal that he was able to tuck in with assists going to Bryon Froese and Pavel Dorofeyev.

Less than a minute later though Montana Onyebuchi responded with a slap shot from the right point that beat Brossoit to tie things up at one. Both Andrew Agozzino and Patrick Sieloff got the assists on Onyebuchi’s first goal of the season.

Besides the scoring there was also two fights between the rivals in the first period with McGrath and Onyebuchi both dropping the gloves.

That would end up being all the scoring for the first period with the shots finishing in favor of San Jose at 10-9.

At the 10:14 mark of the second period Tristen Robins on the power play ripped one in past a screened Brossoit to get his seventh goal of the season. The assists went to both Ryan Merkley and Andrew Agozzino.

Not to long after the power play goal by the black-and-blue Henderson responded with oner of their own as Byron Froese scored his third goal of the season. Daniil Miromanov and Sakari Manninen got the assists on the play that tied the game at two.

At the end of the second period the shots now favored Henderson 22-18.

The beginning of the third was a pretty methodical start with both teams trying not to give up that all important third goal.

At the 15:43 mark Thomas Bordeleau decided to play hero and tucked in a rebound out front to give the Barracuda a huge lead late in the third period. William Eklund and Onyebuchi got assists on the play with Montana’s assists giving him a Gordie Howe hat trick.

The Barracuda however were not done with just a one goal lead as Merkley sprang Agozzino on a breakaway with a beautiful pass. Agozzino tucked that pass home five hole and gave San Jose now a two goal lead with assists from Merkley and Scott Reedy.

The Silver Knights after those two goals were forced to pull their goalie but Jeffrey Viel scored on the empty cage to solidify the game at 5-2. Both Jasper Weatherby and C.J. Suess got the assists on the goal.

The shots at the end of the game still favored Henderson at 35-27. While the Barracuda’s power play went 1/3 and the Silver Knight’s power play went 1/5.

The Barracuda’s next game will be on the road against the Bakersfield Condors tomorrow at 7 p.m.

San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Kraken pile on Sharks in second and third periods in 8-5 win; Host LA Kings tonight at SAP

Seattle Kraken defenseman Jamie Oleksiak (24) shoots the puck past San Jose Sharks goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen (36) for a goal in the second period at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle on Wed Nov 23, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Sharks podcast with Len:

#1 Len the Seattle Kraken (11-5-3) spared no one in Wednesday night’s contest at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle as the San Jose Sharks (7-12-3) fell victim to the Kraken 8-5.

#2 The Sharks started of the first period with two goals to take the lead over the Kraken from Logan Couture number 11 and Timo Meier 10 for the season.

#3 Seattle wasted no time getting back into it getting goals from Vance Dunn (3), Ryan Danato (2), and Jamie Oleksiak (4).

#4 The Kraken added four more goals in the third period and that pretty much sank the Sharks who lost by three goals in a shootout in Seattle. Sharks goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 19-26 shots and allowed seven. Sharks head coach David Quinn had some things to say after Wednesday’s game.

#5 Sharks try it all over again as they host the Los Angeles Kings at SAP Center in San Jose on Friday night. Sharks are looking for another win after defeating the Ottawa Senators last Monday night.

Join Len Shapiro does San Jose Sharks podcasts Fridays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Falls In Quarterfinals to Ole Miss 71-68

Harrison Ingram takes aim for the Stanford Cardinal in Orlando at the ESPN Events Invitational on Thu Nov 24, 2022. The Cardinal face Florida State Fri Nov 25, 2022 in Orlando. (photo from Stanford Cardinal)

Stanford Falls In Quarterfinals to Ole Miss 71-68

By Barbara Mason

On Thanksgiving Day the Stanford Cardinal (2-3) took on Ole Miss (5-0) in the ESPN EVENTS Invitational. The SEC is a power house, recruiting at a high level and being the deepest in all of college basketball.

Ole Miss got a fast start and never let-up throughout the first half. They never trailed in the first 20 minutes. Stanford had several opportunities mid-way through the half when the two teams were tied at 16. The Cardinal could not get on top of Mississippi turnovers playing a part in the 29-22 deficit at the half. Harrison had the high for Stanford with seven points. The Cardinal had six turnovers so far in the game. Stanford does struggle with turnovers having an average of 16 per game.

Ole Miss’s Matthew Murrell, one of the best three point shooters in the country was strangely silent in the first half without a single field goal. His teammates picked up the slack with Amaree Abram one of them hitting 12 points, a career high, in the opening half.

Ole Miss extended their lead as the second half wore on. They led by double digit for most of the second half. Stanford was having a lot of difficulty stringing stops together and Mississippi was imposing their will on the Cardinal offensively.

Mid-way through the second half the Stanford offense started to put something together. They cut the double digit deficit to four points in a 7-0 Cardinal run. This game turned in favor of Stanford. With 38 ticks left on the clock the Cardinal trailed by two points 65-63. Again Abram answered with a three-pointer giving the Rebels a 68-63 lead. The final was 71-68.

Stanford got close in this one but just could not take advantage of the many opportunities they had throughout the game. Harrison Ingram finished with a season high 24 points. Spencer Jones had 10 points.

With the Rebels Matthew Murrell completely off his game there could have been doubt as to how this game would end had it not been for the excellent play of Amaree Abram with 26 points. Jaemyn Brakefield had 17 points and Jayveous McKinnis finished with 15 points. There was just too much fire power from the Rebels and Stanford played from behind the entire game.

The winner of this game will advance to the semifinals to take on the Siena Saints (3-2). Siena got past Florida State in an upset earlier today 80-63. Stanford faces Florida State for their second game in the ESPN Events Invitational at 10:30 AM on Friday morning.

Cal Bears football podcast with Michael Duca: Cal hosts UCLA Friday in 2022 season finale

Cal Bears Jadyn Ott takes flight over the Stanford Cardinal defense on Sat Nov 19, 2022 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley at the Big Game (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears football podcast:

#1 Michael, this Friday is Cal’s last regular season game of 2022 they had a six game losing streak going into last Saturday’s Big Game but on the Anniversary of the Big Play Cal did the 1982 team proud scoring twice on fumbles to come back and win it 27-20.

#2 Michael it didn’t look good for Cal after the third quarter down 17-6, then at 11:18 left in the game in the fourth quarter Cal got a on the scoreboard on a quarterback Jack Plummer one yard pass to Monroe Young for six and it was 17-12. Failed on the two point conversion.

#3 With 9:54 left in the game the Bears Jackson Sirmon returned a 37 yard fumble on a scoop and score and a two point conversion to follow put the Bears in front for the first time 20-17.

#4 Jadyn Ott with 58 seconds left in the game carried for on yard to make it 27-17 and Cal would end up winning the Big Game and the Axe with a 27-20 win

#5 Cal concludes the season against the UCLA Bruins this Friday at 1:30pm. The Bruins come in 8-3 and have won five of their last seven games. Could the Bears pull out another rabbit out of the hat against the Bruins.

Michael Duca did the Cal Bears football podcasts for the 2022 season and will rejoin us next Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com for Cal Men’s basketball podcast

Golden State Warriors podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Warriors don’t allow Clippers any ground in 124-107 win

Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins (22) smiles after making a 3-point basket against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Wed Nov 23, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Warriors podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry, the Golden State Warrior (9-10) Andrew Wiggins lead with 31 points a season high as the Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Clippers (11-8) at the Chase Center 124-107.

#2 Wiggins shot 12-18 and for the second time tied his totals for most three points this season with six and also scored 20 or more points in his third straight game.

#3 Warriors guard Stephen Curry whose been under FTX litigation threats didn’t let that bother him a bit scoring second on the Warriors leaderboard with 22 points.

#4 Klay Thompson finished with 18 points and was really excited about his accomplishments on Wednesday night. Thompson raised his arms to get the fans pumped up after a one handed slam dunk.

#5 The Utah Jazz (12-8) have lost five of their last seven games. The Jazz lost to the Detroit Pistons in their last game 125-116. The Jazz tip off with the Warriors this Friday night at 7:00pm at Chase Center.

Join Jerry for the Warriors podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Warriors roll over Clippers 124-107

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson gets the fans in a frenzy after scoring against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Wed Nov 23, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Jerry Feitelberg

The Golden State Warriors returned home to host the Los Angeles Clippers at the Chase Center Wednesday night. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr wanted his team to improve in three facets of the game. He wanted the Warriors to cut down on fouling, stop turning over the ball, and play better defense.

Without Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the Clippers were hoping their second-best defense in the NBA would find a way to slow down the Warrior offense. The Wariors played better defense and cut down on the number of turnovers but committed 26 fouls, allowing the Clippers to take 27 free throws. The Clippers made 18. The Warriors responded as they moved the ball well and found the open man to propel them to a 124-107 victory.

Klay Thompson led the Warriors offense in the first quarter. Thompson played well. Thompson had 15 points and made two threes. Stephen Curry had seven. The Warriors won the quarter 32-29. In the second quarter, the second unit increased the lead to 50-42. When Curry, Andrew Wiggins, and Draymond Green returned, the Warriors went on an 18-4 run to finish the first half leading 66-47. Wiggins and Thompson each had 15 in the half. Curry had 11. None of the Clipper starters were in double figures.

The Clippers knew they had to outplay the Warriors in the third period if they hoped to get back in the game. They cut the lead to nine, 87-79, but Curry knocked down two three to help the Warriors increase the lead to 16, 98-82, at the end of three periods.

Wiggins hot the hot hand. Wiggins paced the Warriors in the fourth quarter. The big three, Curry, Thompson, and Wiggins, made three-pointers to give the Warriors a commanding 29-point advantage of 119-90.Kerr pulled his starters from the game. The Clippers continued to fight hard, but they could not overcome the Warriors’ lead. Kerr inserted his bench warmers to finish the game’s last four minutes. The Warriors win 124-107.

Game Notes and stats: The Warriors won for the sixth time in their last eight games. Their record is 9-10. The Warriors have won seven straight at home. Los Angeles falls to 11-8.

Wiggins was the offensive force for Golden State with points, four rebounds, and two assists. Wiggins made six threes. Curry had 22 points, six rebounds, and nine assists. Thompson had 18, Green had nine points, seven rebounds, and 12 assists. The Warriors shot 49.5% from the floor. They made 19 threes. 

Marcus Morris led LA with 19. Terance Mann had 17, Amir Coffey had 13, Reggie Jackson 11, and John Wall nine. Norman Powell, coming off the bench, knocked down 17. The Clippers shot 44.8% from the floor and made 11 threes. 

The Warriors host the Utah Jazz at the Chase Center Friday night. The game will start at 7 pm.

Barracuda come out flat against Reign lose 5-1

Photo credit to San Jose Barracuda Twitter. Defenseman Billy Constantinou makes his debut for the Barracuda against the Ontario Reign.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

After a win on Sunday the Barracuda followed it up with a loss on the road to the Ontario Reign by a final of 5-1.

The starting goalie for the Reign would be Pheonix Copley and for the Barracuda Eetu Makiniemi.

The game started off with a power play opportunity for the Barracuda as Jordan Spence headed to the box for delay of game. San Jose whiffed on the opportunity with Danil Guschin getting the lone shot.

Not too long after the Barracuda had their power play the Reign got one as well on a high sticking penalty by William Eklund.

On their chance the Reign capitalized with Samuel Fagemo getting his fifth goal of the season. Quinton Byfield and Jordan Spence both got assists on the play.

The momentum continued in favor of Ontario as Tobias Bjornfot buried one to get his second goal of the season. The assists on the play went to both Martin Chromiak and Samuel Helenius.

Barely two minutes later the Reign saw fit to tack onto the lead as Tobie Bisson got his first goal of the season. Cameron Gaunce and Nate Thompson both were credited with assists on the play.

The score at the end of the period finished at 3-0 with the shots also favoring the Reign at 16-5.

Unlike the first period the first big play of the period would be a goal for the Reign this time coming from Tyler Madden with his fifth goal of the season. The assists both going to Byfield and Alex Turcotte.

It would take a while for another goal to happen but it came again from the Reign this time Spence scored getting his first goal of the season. Byfield and Turcotte once again both got the assists on the goal.

With the score at 5-0 the Barracuda looked pretty much out of it with time dwindling in the second period.

However on the power play San Jose finally got one back as Tristen Robins would rip one in from the top of the right circle. Andrew Agozzino and Scott Harrington got the assists on the goal.

At the end of the period the shots finished still in favor of the Reign 26-14.

Only 1:25 into the first period San Jose would take a penalty as Artemi Kniazev got a penalty for tripping.

That penalty would be killed off as well as a collective five other penalties would be called. Four against the Barracuda and two penalties against the Reign.

At the end of the day there would be no scoring in the period with the final score coming in at 5-1.

The three stars would end up being Byfield, Spence, and Turcotte.

The Barracuda’s next game will be on the road against the Henderson Silver Knights on Friday at 1:00 p.m.

Kraken Sink Sharks 8-5 Despite Meier Hat Trick

Seattle Kraken center Matty Beniers (10) sends the puck past San Jose Sharks goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen (36) for a goal at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle on Wed Nov 23, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Matthew Harrington

The San Jose Sharks will be thankful Wednesday night’s game is behind them when they gather around their respective tables on Thanksgiving. The Sharks lost to the Seattle Kraken 8-5 at Climate Pledge Arena despite a Timo Meier hat trick. Logan Couture and Alexander Barabanov also scored for the Sharks and Erik Karlsson notched his 30th point of the year, but three-point nights from Matty Beniers and Andre Burakovsky and a pair of goals from Jaden Schwartz pushed Seattle ahead.

Former Shark Martin Jones made 21 saves for the win while Kaapo Kahkonen saved 19 of 26 shots he faced. James Reimer did not travel with the team, sitting out with a lower body injury.

San Jose entered the second period up 2-1 after Couture scored on a redirect of a Nick Cicek shot 4:11 into play, Burakovsky converted on a 5-on-3 9:44 into the first and Meier scored his first of the night on a 4-on-3 power play with 1:07 left in the opening frame.

Seattle scored three-straight in the second period with Vince Dunn, ex-Shark Ryan Donato and Jaime Oleksiak all scoring in the first ten minutes and change of the period. Meier cut Seattle’s lead to 4-3 after beating Jones with 6:21 left in the period.

Barabanov scored a minute into the third to tie the game 3-3, giving the Sharks hope but Oliver Bjorkstrand responded almost immediately, beating Kahkonen at the 2:48 mark. Schwartz scored his first of the game 59 seconds later. Meier responded with a tip-in at the 8:58 mark for the hat trick and his team-leading 12th goal of the year but a Beniers tally at the 15:16 mark and a Schwartz empty netter iced the game for the Kraken who sit second in the Pacific Division.

The Sharks return home for a Friday contest against the Los Angeles Kings. They’ll be wearing their California/Oakland Seals inspired Reverse Retro jerseys for the first time when they hit the ice the day after Thanksgiving.

Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Ohio State hockey player sent packing after making racial slurs; Cardinals fire assistant coach, Murray remains hurt; plus more news

Junior forward Jagger Joshua (23) dives for the puck during the third period. The Spartans fell to the Buckeyes, 4-1, at Munn Ice Arena on Jan. 21, 2022 (photo by Lauren DeMay The State)

On Headline Sports with Jessica:

#1 Ohio State hockey player Kamil Sadlocha hurled racial slurs toward Michigan Spartans hockey player Jagger Joshua multiple times during their two game series earlier this month on Nov 10 and Nov 11 at Michigan State. The specific slur was not given but an on ice official heard what Sadlocha was saying and hit him with a misconduct penalty. In the aftermath Ohio State has sent Sadlocha packing as he has left the school and went home for the rest of the year.

#2 It all went bad for the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football in Mexico City. First the Cardinals just got trashed by the San Francisco 49ers 38-10. Second the Cardinals were without their starting quarterback Kyler Murray and replacement quarterback Colt McCoy threw for only one touchdown and the Cardinals ended up firing their assistant offensive line coach Sean Kugler before when Mexican authorities reported to the Cardinals that Kugler had groped a woman. The Cardinals with the loss fell to 4-7.

#3 Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Tom Brady plus a number of other celebrities who endorsed Cryptocurrency FTX are being sued for advertising fraud. Customers took the celebrities at their word that the Crypto exchange was a good investment until FTX founder Sam Bankman Fried said the company is filing bankruptcy which has lost between $8 to $12 billion in customer investments.

#4 Free agent Aaron Judge who played his last season with the New York Yankees in 2022 and turned down a $213.5 million seven year extension deal and met with San Francisco Giants brass on Tuesday in San Francisco. Judge could command as much as $400 million in a seven year deal. The Yankees are waiting on the sidelines to see what San Francisco offers and could very well match their offer.

#5 After former Cincinnati Red Pete Rose who earlier this month wrote an apology to Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for gambling on baseball in the 1980s while manager of the Reds. MLB Today’s Game Committee is considering voting for steroid era players for Hall of Fane induction. To name a few Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Alex Rodriguez, Rafael Palmerio, and Jose Canseco could be elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame. Some say if the steroid era players get in Rose should be in the Hall with them.

Join Jessica Kwong for Headline Sports podcasts every other Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Kings Winning Streak Halted At Seven- Losing To Hawks 115-106

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) guards the ball against Sacramento Kings guard Kevin Huerter (9) during the first half at Atlanta on Wed Nov 24, 2022 (AP News photo)

Kings Winning Streak Halted At Seven- Losing To Hawks 115-106

By Barbara Mason

Wednesday night the Sacramento Kings (10-7) took on the Atlanta Hawks (11-7) at State Farm Arena. The Kings are coming off a win over Memphis Tuesday 113-109 while the Hawks lost to the Cavaliers on Monday 114-102.

The Kings trailed at the half 72-57. Sacramento lost the first quarter 35-26 and the second quarter 37-31. The Kings were struggling defensively and were challenged in trying to contain the Hawks Trae Young. The Kings had a lot of trouble getting those three’s to fall as they missed shot after shot from downtown. Turnovers were also mounting as the game went on.

The Kings made up some ground in the third quarter winning it 31-25.

Sacramento got to within seven points in the fourth quarter but the Hawks answered every time extending their lead with shots from outside. As the clock began to wear down, the Kings had 19 turnovers which Atlanta took advantage of to the tune of 17 points.

The Kings seven game winning streak was in jeopardy with 2:39 left in the game. Sacramento had so many opportunities but their downfall beyond the turnovers were the missed three’s. They were eight of 29 from downtown. With 48.6 left on the clock Young said good night to the Kings with yet another shot from downtown. The final was 115-106.

Although the Kings dominated in the paint it was those turnovers that really hurt them in this game. De’Aaron Fox had a slow start but finished with 18. Malik Monk had a monster game with 27 points off the bench. The Kings were sluggish out of the gate and just weren’t able to get going.

Young had 35 points for Atlanta getting open consistently throughout the entire game. The Hawks didn’t have a great fourth quarter but the Kings just didn’t take advantage of their let-down. Friday night the Kings will travel to Boston to take on the Celtics at TD Garden. They will get a chance to rest tomorrow after taking on this challenging road trip. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:00 PM.