The Sharks and their fans will receive a heavy dose of inter-divisional opponents with 10 regular season games scheduled against Hartford, Lowell, Manchester, Portland, and Springfield. Providence, also an Atlantic Division opponent, will face off against the Sharks 12 times. All series will be split evenly between home and away games. (i.e. The Sharks will host Providence six times at the DCU Center during the regular season.)
The remainder of the Sharks schedule is primarily consumed with Eastern Conference opponents with Philadelphia and Wilkes-Barre being the only East Division opponents not to appear at the DCU Center. The Sharks will battle Bridgeport and Norfolk a total of four times and face-off against Albany, Binghamton and Hershey for a total of two times a piece. Two games versus Houston and San Antonio, the only Western Conference opponents on the schedule, will complete the 80-game regular season slate.
"They're" and "them" refer Worcester, not the Texas teams. We see a good amount of Houston and San Antonio being in the west. We never see anyone in the east.
Sorry about the misunderstanding.
As for Worcester traveling to Cleveland, a lot of times teams traveling east and west becomes a reciprocal issue. That said, if Cleveland is willing to travel east, then, most likely, the teams that they visit will travel to them.