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Jon Allred: FTF's New Columnist Covering the 2011-2012 Worcester Sharks

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Greetings fellow Sharks fans. My name is Jon Allred and I will be covering the Worcester Sharks for Fear The Fin this upcoming season with a weekly wrap-up report that will highlight and recap the action in "The Woo", along with a separate weekly report on an individual Sharks prospect.

A little about myself-- I attended my first Sharks game as an eight-year-old fin head in April 1993 when the Sharks were still playing at the Cow Palace. On that night, the Sharks played the Winnipeg Jets and even though the Sharks were defeated 9-5, I instantly became a fan of hockey and the Sharks.

I graduated from CSU Monterey Bay in 2007 with a degree in journalism and created my San Jose/Worcester Sharks blog, “Finz and Stitches,” this past February. Wanting my blog to stand out from others, my San Jose Sharks game recaps consists of me breaking the games down into “hits and misses” with the hits being the positives from the game and the “misses” being the negatives.

Due to not purchasing AHL Live last season, I wasn’t able to do the same for the Worcester Sharks. Instead, I listened their games on WTAG Radio via online and did a weekly post where I recapped their games for the week using the Worcester Sharks website as my source of information.  In addition, I was able to conduct mini interviews with current and former Worcester players during the season via email and Facebook messaging.

Wanting to do something different to pass the summer weeks, I have stayed busy by doing research articles on all Sharks prospects and been fortunate enough to interview some of the prospects as well.

Below are links to examples of my work:

Hits and Misses:  Sharks vs. Kings Game 6

Prospect Profile:  J.P. Anderson, Marek Viedensky, William Wrenn

Interviews:  Brandon Mashinter, Freddie Hamilton, Dylan DeMelo

Worcester WeeklyMarch 27 weekend recap

Fun Stuff:  20 Years Blood, Sweat, Teal Tribute

I would like to thank the staff at Fear the Fin for this great opportunity and I look forward to a tremendous season in both Worcester and San Jose.

As always, Go Sharks Go!