The comeback of the pack is less than 24 hours away as the Mississippi Sea Wolves get ready to drop the puck and break in their home ice for the first time in more than a decade.
They set the bar pretty high back in December, drawing a record crowd of more than 8,600 fans at the Coast Coliseum and that was just a neutral site game.
This time around, the Sea Wolves are here in Biloxi and they’re here to stay as a first-year team in the Federal Prospects Hockey League led by Head Coach and General Manager Phil Esposito and Player Coach Joe Pace.
The Sea Wolves are coming off a 1-1 showing against the Binghamton Black Bears last weekend, losing the first of two road games 4-3 in overtime before bouncing back to win 8-4 on Saturday.
Now it’s time to keep their winning ways going in Biloxi where 15 months of non-stop hard work all comes full circle. Pace said, “I know our owner is really proud of all our staff members and the blood, sweat and tears they’ve put into this. Lots of them started off as fans a long time ago and some went to their first game, that Kelly Cup night and that triple overtime game, so they are true Sea Wolves fans through and through and that’s kind of how we built our staff and they ‘ve just been amazing so far, and it has been a journey. We’ve had ups and downs. But Friday night, we just get to sit back and watch and let everyone enjoy some hockey for the first time in a long time.”
Esposito said, “We’ll keep the product where it needs to be and we’ll keep being one of the top teams in the league, and hopefully, like I said, my plan is to win a championship here this year, so if we can do that and pack the house at the same time, it’ll be a real successful year.”
The Sea Wolves host the Columbus River Dragons at 7:05 pm tomorrow and Saturday from the Coast Coliseum.