Hey Sharks fans, your local Wild writer stopping by with some news for you from Defending the Blue Line. Disclaimer, I work for DTBL, so this is a bit of shameless promotion, but it is meant to help out the kids in the Bay area, so I hope I get a pass. Brent Burns, Gong Show Hockey, Sharks Ice and Cathy's Power Skating are teaming up to collect used hockey equipment to benefit Burnzie's Battalion and Defending the Blue Line. The gear drive runs December 19th - January 2nd. Drop off sites: Sharks Ice at San Jose 1500 S. Tenth St. San Jose, CA 95112 Sharks Ice at Fremont 44388 Old Warm Springs Blvd. Fremont, CA 94538 Oakland Ice Center 519 18th St. Oakland, CA 94612 Thank you for anything you can donate. Everything goes directly to military kids to help keep their dreams of hockey alive.