Sometimes college hockey is a battle of getting attention in a crowded college sports world, well this weekend's series at the Resch Center is that for both Wisconsin and Northern Michigan. It's also much more than that as both teams look to make a return to the NCAA tournament since the 2010 season.
For Wisconsin's Ryan Little and Northern Michigan's Reed Seckel it's a also a homecoming of sorts for the former Green Bay Gamblers. However, the two have approached their return in vastly different ways.
"I had a great experience in Green Bay," said Little. "I grew up a lot and matured as a person and a player so it's kind of nice to come back to this area and it brings back some good memories, but at the same time we have some business to take care of this weekend and that's kind of all we're focused on this weekend."
Little is nearly six years removed from his experience in Green Bay, a time when the Gamblers were probably at their lowest, so what did Little tell his teammates to expect? Well, apparently not much...
To be honest I haven't really told them anything," Little said at the pregame press conference. "I don't know what to expect, it's been awhile. I don't know what the fan turnout will be like. We'll get out there and see what happens."
On the other hand there's Reed Seckel, who won championships (like Gamblers are used to doing) and it's clear his experience left a lasting impression.no comments