Story by Dave Anthony
Players have made their way to town, exhibition games are well underway and coaches are optimistic with sights set high, it’s time to start the new season!
We asked each head coach a number of questions as they prepare for the season and here’s what they had to say!
Waywayseecappo Wolverines: 2020/21 (7-3-0-0)
Leading scorers: Mackenzie Belinski (9g, 7ast for 16pts), Conrad Philips (8g, 3ast for 11pts)
Key graduating players: Mackenzie Belinski, Conrad Philips, Gerrik Ripley
Season outlook: The Wolverines were on fire before the league shut down. They have been a franchise on the rise for a number of years and really looked poised to be a team that could have made it all the way to the MJHL finals. The Wolverines will hope that the work people have put in will help in the recruiting of players that can come in and make a difference. It feels like the division is going to be a battle every night and teams won’t be taking the Wolverines lightly. In fact, I think a lot of teams may view them as a top contender that can make a statement against. They have the pieces returning that can still get fans excited and if they come out strong like they did in 2020, things will get very, very interesting.
Q & A with Wolverines Head Coach & General Manager, Taylor Harnett
Question: Which team are you most looking forward to developing/continuing a rivalry with?
Answer: Rivalries are all about the fans. Each of them have their own. We try and make it exciting for them.
Q: What kind of team can fans expect?
A: Still a bit early. But fans Will definitely be entertained.
Q: Which returning player should fans be really excited to see?
A: Our fans are familiar with all of our returning players. They should be most excited to see the new ones. And there’s quite a few to choose from.
Q: Is there a new player that fans will come to love?
Q: What are you most looking forward to about this upcoming season?
A: Looking forward to seeing people enjoying the game of hockey in all buildings around the league.
Q: Which visiting arena are you most looking forward to playing in again?
A: We love visiting each community. They all treat us very well. Whatever one is the warmest.
Q: On the road, which restaurant are you most looking forward to eating at for pre or post game meal?
A: Just the fact that we get to eat in a restaurant I think will be great for all of us.
Q: What movie do you hope the team puts on for a long bus ride home after a big win?
A: Hopefully something the players really enjoy. Might not necessarily be a movie, some pretty good series on these days.
Q: Do you have your first game suit all picked out already? What color will it be? What color is the tie? Shoes?
A: That’s a game day decision.