As part of Inside College Hockey's preseason run-up each year the website profiles a player from each of College Hockey's 59 teams. This year's UAA selection is senior forward Sean Wiles whom I profiled in my senior class preview. Here are some highlights from the Jess Myers authored article;
Blessed with abundant size and a long reach, Wiles has become a versatile commodity for the Seawolves especially as his offensive numbers have improved.
Shyiak has more things planned for Wiles as a senior, like using his “widebody” size in front of the net on the power play to tip and screen and bang home rebounds. Wiles has also shown some past effectiveness on the penalty kill, using his reach to keep the puck away from opponents.
And Coach Shyiak is quoted;
“Sean is a senior now and we need him to chip in offensively. If he can duplicate last year’s season and maybe do even a little bit more, and chip in on the [defensive] side of the puck, he’ll be very effective for us.”
Sean's steadily increasing production through his career gives us all hope for a big season from him. His experience over the summer attending the Washington Capitals Summer Development Camp should benefit him as well. The goal he scored on the video below is exactly the sort of thing that Coach Shyiak mentioned and will be looking for.