Tuesday, November 14, 2006

San Jose

San Jose

It was a short drive to San Jose from San Francisco. It seems like it is just one huge metropolitan area. You don’t know where one city starts and another ends. We made our way to HP Pavilion and were greeted by Scott Emmert the director of media relations. He took us to our seats and made arrangements for us to meet him in between each period. Graham was interviewed by a local radio station for their show between the second and third period. Scott took us up to the owner’s box – Mr. Greg Jamison for the third period. Mr. Jamison was a very gracious host and sat down with us to discuss Dan and our purpose for this trip. He was a very kind sincere man and said the Sharks would be making a donation to the Dan Snyder Memorial Foundation. He told us he admired what we were doing, but admired our son for his community involvement. He said their team is involved in numerous community ventures and feels strongly about players being involved in local community events. We managed to talk a bit of hockey too. He loves the game and we were able to see why everyone in the organization is top notch. It starts at the top with good leadership and the rest as they say, looks after itself. The San Jose Sharks got our winning streak back on track with a 3-1 win. We are now 5 & 1 for the home team. The count stands at 6 teams down and 24 to go.

Graham's Game Report

San Jose vs Minnesota
Nov. 7, 2006
HP Pavilion

Another full house greeted the Sharks and they were full value for a 3-1 victory over the always tough Wild. Joe Thornton continues to show great vision and Patrick Marleau and Scott Hannan strong leadership for a young Shark’s team. They jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and despite missing many power play opportunities, hung on to tame the Wild. The Pacific Division is going to be a real dog fight this year. This should provide some exciting hockey for fans in the Western Conference.

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