Sharks' seven-game preseason schedule includes trip to Stockton

Sharks hockey returns on September 23rd.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs ended less than a week ago but details are already starting to trickle out regarding next season's National Hockey League schedule. Today the Sharks announced their seven-game preseason slate which includes home and away contests against division rivals Vancouver, Anaheim and Phoenix Arizona in addition to a home game against Los Angeles. Here's the full schedule:

Day Date Opponent Venue Time
Tue. 9/23 Vancouver (split squad) Rogers Arena 6PM
Tue. 9/23 Vancouver (split squad) Stockton Arena 7:30PM
Fri. 9/26 Arizona SAP Center 7:30PM
Sat. 9/27 Anaheim SAP Center 5PM
Tue. 9/30 Los Angeles SAP Center 7:30PM
Fri. 10/3 Arizona Arena 7PM
Sat. 10/4 Anaheim Honda Center 7PM

For the first time since a 2006 game against the Ducks in Fresno, the Sharks will "host" an off-site preseason contest, this time at Stockton Arena, home of the ECHL's Stockton Thunder. The game will feature a split-squad Sharks team as the other half of the roster will be facing their Canuck counterparts in British Columbia. The full regular season schedule is reportedly set to be released this Sunday.