The City of Merced may soon have a San Jose Sharks outdoor hockey rink at Applegate Park. The City Council is scheduled to vote on the proposal later this week that would bring hockey to the city's expanding sports programs. The equipment and hockey rink would be provided by the San Jose Sharks that comes along with an all things Merced marketing event dubbed "Merced Night" at a regular-season game in 2021-22. The Sharks have built outdoor rinks in the past as far north as Sacramento, however, should the proposal be approved Merced will become the first city outside of the South Bay to receive a "tealtop" rink.
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