Friday night is the 4th of 5 total games the Seawolves will face the Colorado College Black Bears this season. CC has a 2-1 record coming into the series and sits exactly 4 points above the Seawolves in the standings. UAA has 10 points and is tied with Mankato for 8th while CC is one of three teams with 14 points tied for 5th. So this weekend is kinda of a big deal points-wise for the Seawolves.
Since the Seawolves last game on December 11th, the Black Bears have played 4 times. Twice against UNO before Christmas and then against Michigan and Michigan State the last weekend of December. This Friday night will be UAA's first game in 34 days.
Coach Shyiak in the video above explains that the team has been working hard and used the comparison that things at practice have been like training camp at the beginning of the season. I'm sure the players are itching to play an actual game. I know we Seawolves fans are ready to see them play. Sounds like the squad is healthy too. This week they'll be working extra on special teams.
Come back Wednesday and I'll delve into the series and see what the comparisons and all looks like. But there is one little thing I've been waiting to point out. William Rapuzzi has 13 goals in 43 games and 7 of those goals (math whiz's will recognize that is > 50%) have come against the Seawolves in just 7 games. I really have only one thing to say about that. I.do.not.dig.it.