Barracuda to swim in AHL this fall
2015-04-02 : San Jose, CA
The San Jose Sharks and Barracuda Networks, a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, announced today that the Sharks' American Hockey League franchise, which will play their home games at SAP Center at San Jose starting in October 2015, will be known as the San Jose Barracuda with Barracuda Networks as the presenting sponsor.
In January, the AHL announced the creation of a new Pacific Division of the AHL for the 2015-16 season, comprised of five National Hockey League-affiliated teams that will be based in California, including San Jose, the Bakersfield Condors (Edmonton), the Ontario Reign (Los Angeles), the San Diego Gulls (Anaheim) and the Stockton Heat (Calgary).
The name Barracuda was among the names originally considered for the NHL expansion team granted to George and Gordon Gund in 1990. The organization ultimately selected “Sharks” as the name of the franchise.