Barracuda’s January 31st game delayed due to Harry Styles Concert

Photo courtesy of San Jose Barracuda. Patrick Sieloff gets ready for a game.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

For fans who were looking to watch the Barracuda tonight they may have been in for a rude surprise as the game against the Firebirds at Arcisure Arena in Palm Desert was unfortunately postponed.

It turns out the reason for this game being postponed is because of a Harry Styles concert happening in the arena the same day.

So the game that was supposed to be played today against the Firebirds won’t be played till February 27th.

Thankfully though for Barracuda fans the wait for their next game won’t be too long as they play this Friday at home against the Abbotsford Canucks at 7 p.m.

Heading into their next game San Jose’s leading scorer is Andrew Agozzino with 32 points. While their leader in goals is Thomas Bordeleau with 18 goals.

San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Barracuda hope to rebound from loss host Canucks Friday

The San Jose Barracuda defenceman Patrick Holway (left), the Bakersfield Condors left winger Tyler Benson center, and Barracuda goaltender Aaron Dell right anticipate the puck at Mechanics Bank Arena in Bakersfield on Sat Jan 28, 2023 (photo by San Jose Barracuda)

On the San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic:

#1 The San Jose Barracuda (18-22-0-3) tough loss against the Bakersfield Condors  (16-21-2-1) after tying up Saturday’s game twice the Cuda just couldn’t hold on and lost by a goal 5-4 at Mechanics Bank in Bakersfield.

#2 The game kicked off with the Condors leading in shots by 4-0 putting the pressure on San Jose. At the 7:51 mark Patrick Sieloff took a holding penalty putting Bakersfield on the power play. On said power play Seth Griffith was given a pass across the slot that he tapped in scoring his 11th goal of the season.

#3 In the second period Luke Johnson kicked things early for San Jose as he received a pass from Jeffrey Viel that he finessed into the net tying the game up. 6:22 into the second period Barracuda was given a chance to take a lead as their power play unit hit the ice.

#4 Adam Raska was not done though as seconds after the last goal Raska got in on the forecheck, stole the puck, and took it to the net were he scored once again to make it 5-4. San Jose later in the period did pull Aaron Dell but could not get the equalizer and thus fell 5-4.The shots finished in favor of the Barracuda at 36-28.

#5 The Barracuda are back at CU Tech Arena in San Jose on Fri Feb 3th as they the host Abbottsford Canucks (23-14-2-2) fourth place in the Pacific Division

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Close games ends with Barracuda on the losing side against the Condors 5-4

Photo courtesy of San Jose Barracuda. Danil Gushchin battles with a Condors player for the puck on December 27th 2022.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

San Jose and Bakersfield battled it out and had a back-and-forth game that ended in favor of the Condors by a 5-4 final.

The game kicked off with the Condors leading in shots by 4-0 putting the pressure on San Jose.

At the 7:51 mark Patrick Sieloff took a holding penalty putting Bakersfield on the power play.

On said power play Seth Griffith was given a pass across the slot that he tapped in scoring his 11th goal of the season.

The Condors held on to that lead as the first period ended 1-0 with the shots favoring Bakersfield 14-6.

In the second period Luke Johnson kicked things early for San Jose as he recieved a pass from Jeffrey Viel that he finessed into the net tying the game up.

6:22 into the second period Barracuda was given a chance to take a lead as their power play unit hit the ice.

Quite the opposite ended up happening as Aaron Dell misplayed the puck leading to a two-on-one that Dino Kambeitz scored on shorthanded.

With the game now 2-1 Martin Kaut came in on a rush and fired one off of Calvin Pickard that produced a big rebound. William Eklund picked up the rebound off the shot and deposited it into the cage tying the game back up.

Not long after tying it Max Gildon got a pass from Tyler Benson that Gildon ripped past Aaron Dell taking the lead right back.

At the end of the third the Condors finished up 3-2 with the shots tied at 22.

Less than five minutes into the third period Devin Shore deflected in a beautiful cross ice pass from Jason Demers now giving Bakersfield a 4-2 lead.

Not even three minutes later Raphael Lavoie scored his 10th goal of the season making it now a 5-2 before even the ten minute mark of the third period.

The scoring frenzy continued however as right off of a face-off Jeffrey Viel put a shot on net and Adam Raska corralled the rebound to score his first goal of the season.

Raska was not done though as seconds after the last goal Raska got in on the forecheck, stole the puck, and took it to the net were he scored once again to make it 5-4.

San Jose later in the period did pull Dell but could not get the equalizer and thus fell 5-4.

The shots finished in favor of the Barracuda at 36-28.

The three stars of the game were: 1st: Raphael Lavoie 2nd: Devin Shore 3rd: Max Gildon

San Jose’s next game will be back on home ice on Friday at 7 p.m. against the Abbotsford Canucks.

Strong effort throughout leads to victory for Barracuda over Silver Knights 4-1

Photo courtesy of San Jose Barracuda. The Barracuda celebrate a goal against the Silver Knights on January 27th 2023.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

After a slow start San Jose came back against the Silver Knights to grab a victory on the road by a 4-1 score.

The PK unit for the Barracuda had to get going early as just 4:59 into the first William Eklund took a holding penalty.

Thankfully for San Jose they were able to kill the penalty though not long after the kill they had to go on the penalty kill again.

This time Henderson’s PP unit came through as Lukas Cormier scored his sixth goal of the season to make it 1-0.

At the 14:07 mark Luke Johnson and Jermaine Loewen dropped the gloves getting the fans riled up.

Cormier’s goal ended up being the only goal of the first with the shots finishing in favor of San Jose 9-6.

The second period got off to a slow start with both teams exchanging shots on goal.

11:40 into the second though Sheldon Rempal took a holding penalty giving San Jose their second power play of the game.

On the power play Derrick Pouliot ripped a shot from the point that Kyle Criscuolo expertly deflected past Jiri Patera to tie the game up at 1-1.

The teams fought to a tie at the end of the second with the shots still favoring San Jose 20-11.

In the third it wouldn’t take long for Barracuda’s offense to strike as they had a rush going the other way.

On the rush Martin Kaut slung a pass to a waiting Andrew Agozzino who sniped a shot past Patera to make it 2-1 in favor of San Jose.

Later on in the third Kaut found himself on a breakaway but mishandled the puck forcing him to stickhandle wide.

Instead of giving up on the play Kaut turned back towards the net and scored on Patera getting his first goal with the Barracuda.

The Silver Knights pulled their goalie to try to get back into the game but C.J. Suess scored on the empty cage to make it 4-1.

The shots at the end of the game favored San Jose 30-28.

The three stars of the game were: 1st: Andrew Agozzino 2nd: Martin Kaut 3rd: Kyle Criscuolo

San Jose plays tomorrow on the road against the Bakersfield Condors at 7 p.m.

Barracuda push game to a shootout but ultimately lose to the Silver Knights 3-2

Photo courtesy of San Jose Barracuda. C.J. Suess dekes in front of Michael Hutchinson in a game against Henderson on October 23rd 2022.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

The first of back to backs against Henderson did not go San Jose’s way as they lost in a shootout 3-2.

The goaltending matchup in tonights game was between Eetu Makiniemi and Laurent Brossoit.

As far as physicality things picked up quickly as just 3:16 in Jeffrey Viel and Kyle Marino dropped the gloves.

Less than ten minutes later the offense kicked in for Henderson as Colt Conrad intercepted a pass and sniped one past Makiniemi to make it 1-0.

That goal ended up being the only one of the period as the shots finished at 13-10 in favor of the Barracuda.

Less than ten minutes into the second San Jose tied it up as a Henderson defender turned it over behind his own net and Andrew Agozzino capitalized on it.

After the goal San Jose took back-to-back high-sticking penalties though both were killed off by the PK unit.

The shots at the end of the second finished in favor of Henderson at 24-19.

Henderson’s offense got off to a quick start in the third as just 2:53 in Gage Quinney scored on a power play to get his 18th of the season.

Later on in the third Spencer Foo took a penalty for holding putting San Jose on the power play.

The PP unit stuck quickly for the Barracuda as a pretty passing play lead to Agozzino scoring his second goal of the game.

That goal ended up being enough to force it to OT with the shots finishing at the end of the third at 29-26.

In overtime San Jose ended up controlling most of the play registering three shots on goal but were not able to score.

With no goal coming in overtime the shootout ended up being required as San Jose elected to shoot first.

All of San Jose’s shooters missed and Brendan Brisson scored for Henderson to get them the win in the shootout.

The three stars of the were: 1st: Brendan Brisson 2nd: Gage Quinney 3rd: Sakari Manninen

San Jose’s next game will be against Henderson on Friday on the road at 7 p.m.

San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Barracuda open three game road trip on Wednesday in Henderson

The San Jose Barracuda had lots to be excited about on Fri Jan 20, 2023 at Tech CU Arena matching a season high six goals against the visiting San Diego Gulls (photo by the San Jose Barracuda)

On the San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko:

#1 The San Jose Barracuda (17-21-0-1) had a tremendous game last Friday shutting out the San Diego Gulls (11-28-0-0) 6-0 at Tech CU Arena in San Jose. The Barracuda got two goals from Kyle Criscuolo in his first game with San Jose.

#2 The Barracuda also got great goaltending Eetu Makiniemi stopping 20 San Diego shots for San Jose’s fourth shutout this season.

#3 The Barracuda’s six goals matched a season high and it was a performance that Barracuda head coach John McCarthy would hope to be a break out for the offense the rest of this season.

#4 San Diego has been a struggling team with some 17 games below .500 and allowing the six goals. Was this a matter of the Barracuda catching fire and showing that they do have a superior offense or they just met an opponent that’s having trouble with their defense.

#5 The Barracuda return to action Wednesday night to face the Henderson Silver Knights for the first of three road games. The Barracuda host the Abbottsford Canucks when they return to San Jose Feb 3.

Join Marko for the San Jose Barracuda podcasts heard Mondays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Dominant performance by Barracuda propel them over Gulls 6-0

Photo courtesy of San Jose Barracuda. Kyle Criscuolo celebrates a goal with teammate Derrick Pouliot against the Gulls on January 20th.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

SAN JOSE – On bay country night at Tech CU arena the Barracuda came out and played some great hockey beating the Gulls by a impressive 6-0 score.

It was a battle between two of the weaker teams in the pacific division. With the Barracuda currently sitting at seventh and Gulls sitting last in the division.

These are also two teams that lead the division in penalty minutes something that would come in to play pretty quickly in this game.

The first period got off to an exciting start for San Jose as they controlled most of the play.

Newcomer Kyle Criscuolo decided to endear himself to the Cuda fans by taking the puck right to the net and deking out Lukas Dostal to give San Jose a 1-0 lead.

After the goal San Diego took a penalty for hooking at the 10:48 mark of the first period. However the PK unit for the Gulls killed it off and kept the game close.

Not to long after the penalty things got feisty as Travis Howe and Montana Onyebuchi dropped the gloves.

Less than two minutes later the parade to the penalty box continued as three penalties were all dished out at once. Two going to the Gulls one for unsportsmanlike conduct and cross-checking and one Barracuda player went to the box as well.

Certainly there was no love lost between the two teams as the first period ended 1-0.

The shots at the end of the period finished 13-4 in favor of San Diego.

Not skipping a beat the second period just as well for San Jose as just 1:41 into the period the Andrew Agozzino scored his 11th goal of the season making it 2-0.

The goal mainly happened because of William Eklund who made it a beautiful cut behind the net and fed a pass to Agozzino who easily tapped the pass into the net.

The extra curriculars between the two teams was not over as Will Riedell and Dmitry Osipov also duked it out.

It did take a while for the grey and teal to strike again but 16:46 into the second Darren Brady did just that scoring his second of the season.

This time Max Veronneau made a nice pass across the ice to a streaking Brady who ripped a shot past Dostal to make it 3-0.

The end of the second was an interesting one with four misconducts being handed out, two to each team.

At the end of the second the shots still favored San Jose at 19-11.

The solid starts to periods continued for the Barracuda as a little over five minutes in the newcomer struck again as Criscuolo tallied his seventh goal of the campaign.

His second goal of the game was a little weirder as Veronneau fired a shot wide the puck rebounded off the boards and Criscuolo stuffed it in past Dostal.

The offensive wave of San Jose could not be stopped as just a few minutes later All-Star Thomas Bordeleau tipped home a great feed from Tristen Robins to make it 5-0.

Artemi Kniazev a little later saw fit to add on sniping one from the wing making it 6-0 and tallying his second of the year.

Not long after the goal another three misconducts were given out two to the Gulls and one to San Jose.

That brought the total penalty minutes between the two teams up to 125 penalty minutes on the night.

Kniazev’s goal did end up being the last goal of the game as Eetu Makiniemi held on to finish with a 20 save shutout.

The shots at the end of the game finished in favor of San Jose at 29-20.

The three stars of the game were 1st: Kyle Criscuolo 2nd: C.J. Suess 3rd: Eetu Makiniemi

San Jose’s next game will be on the road against the Silver Knights on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Barracuda split two games with Abbotsford host San Diego Friday

The San Jose Barracuda William Eklund (72) scored two goals against the Abbotsford Canucks on Sun Jan 15, 2023 at CU Arena in San Jose (photo by San Jose Barracuda)

On the Barracuda podcast with Marko:

#1 The San Jose Barracuda after four straight loses picked up a 3-2 victory over the Abbotsford Canucks on Sunday in an afternoon matinee at Tech CU Arena in San Jose splitting the two game series.

#2 The Barracuda got scoring help from the jump in the first period from William Eklund who scored his tenth goal of the season at 6:09 with assists from Tristen Robbins and Thomas Bordeleau.

#3 Eklund picked up his second goal of the game in the second period and his 11th of the season at 1:05 and Phil Di Giuesppe scored for the Canucks at 14:05 as the Cuda lead held up 2-1.

#4 The Barracuda defenceman Derrick Pouilot scored his first goal at 5:20 in the third period which held up for the game winner in a one goal final 3-2.

#5 The Barracuda face off with the San Diego Gulls on Friday night for a 7:00pm start at CU Arena. The last time the two times met the Gulls defeated the Barracuda 5-2 in San Diego back on Wed Jan 11th.

Join Marko for the Barracuda podcast Mondays at http://www.sportsradioservie.com

Rough second period leads to loss for Barracuda against the Canucks 5-1

Photo courtesy of San Jose Barracuda. Derrick Pouliot protects the puck against a Canucks player on January 14th.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

SAN JOSE – In Derrick Pouliot’s return to the lineup San Jose came out flat at home and lost to Abbotsford by a final of 5-1.

The game took a little bit to get going with the first big play happening 6:24 into the game.

Wyatt Kalynuk threw a shot from the point towards the net and Kyle Rau perfectly deflected it to get his eight goal of the season and make it 1-0.

Less than five minutes after the goal San Jose took a penalty to give the Canucks a chance to go up two. However, as ended up being the story for the rest of the period the penalty kill was effective and killed off the power play.

The lone goal from Rau was the only goal of the period with the shots at the end of the period favoring San Jose 9-7.

To kick things off in the second Adam Raska and Guillaume Brisbois dropped the gloves just 1:09 into the period.

Seemingly feeling motivated by their teammates 5:53 into the second both Patrick Holway and Marc Gatcomb fought as well.

The second fight felt like it motivated the Barracuda and only a couple minutes after the fight Jeffrey Viel scored his seventh goal of the season.

It was a play right off the face-off were the puck came straight back to Viel and he ripped it past Artūrs Šilovs to tie the game up at one.

Only 45 second later though the Canucks had a response ready on a five-on-three power play as Linus Karlsson banged home his 11th goal on the campaign.

Later on that same power play which was now a five-on-four Phil Di Giuseppe one timed home a shot from the wing to extend the lead to two.

After the three straight goals from the Canucks the Barracuda were clearly reeling looking for a response.

13:02 into the second Abbotsford saw fit to tack on as San Jose made a terrible turnover behind their own net. On the turnover Danila Klimovich scored his eight goal of the season making the score 4-1.

Klimovich’s goal was the last of the period as the shots in total now favored the Canucks at 21-18.

The third period offered a major opportunity for San Jose to come back as their power play unit was given multiple chances.

In total the Barracuda had three power plays and could not score on a single one ending the night at an abysmal 0/6 on the PP.

With the score at 4-1 San Jose decided to pull their goalie but Arshdeep Baines scored on the empty cage to get his fourth goal of the season and essentially end the game.

At the end of the night Abbotsford lead in shots at 29-26.

The three stars of the game were: 1st: Christian Wolanin 2nd: Artūrs Šilovs 3rd: Jeffrey Viel

The Barracuda will continue their home stand tomorrow were they will look for redemption against these same Canucks at 1 p.m.

Third period collapse by Barracuda gives Gulls victory 5-2

Photo courtesy of San Jose Barracuda Twitter. Patrick Sieloff readies himself before a game.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

On the last game of a four game road stand the Barracuda fell flat in the third period and lost to the San Diego Gulls by a score of 5-2.

The game started off promising enough for San Jose as 4:49 in Jeffrey Viel scored his sixth goal of the season assisted by Adam Raska and Darren Brady. Making it 1-0 Barracuda on top early on in the contest.

After that goal San Jose went on the power play twice but failed to convert on both opportunities.

12:44 into the first William Eklund found himself on a two-on-one and buried a wrist shot home past Lukas Dostal to make it 2-0 San Jose.

That was the last goal of the period as the Barracuda dominated the period leading in shots as well by a wide margin of 14-3.

San Diego in the second came out with a new sense of determination and just 2:15 into the period they made the Barracuda pay.

From an awkward shot off the right wing boards Pavol Regenda sneaked his seventh goal of the season past goalie Eetu Makiniemi.

A little later in the second period a surprising event occurred when Eklund fought Glenn Gawdin resulting in Eklund being ejected from the game for instigation.

On the ensuing power play the Gulls scored as Benoit-Olivier Groulx tipped home a pass from Brayden Tracey tying the game at two.

There were a few more penalties between the two team though no more goal were scored in the period.

The shots at the end of the first favored San Jose 22-16.

In the third period both teams continued to load up on penalty minutes while the power play units continued to go cold.

Later on in the period on a wrap around feed Hunter Drew deposited the puck into an empty cage to give the Gulls a late lead.

San Jose pulled their goalie to try to come back but two empty net goals by Rocco Grimaldi dashed those hopes.

Putting the score at a final of 5-2 in favor of San Diego.

The shots at the end of the game favored San Jose at 31-24.

The three stars of the game 1st: Rocco Grimaldi 2nd: Hunter Drew 3rd: Pavol Regenda

San Jose plays the Canucks on Saturday at home at 6 p.m.