Niagara Gazette — “We’ve got a really great team this season,” Krull said. “We’ve had to overcome a lot of different things this season and we just continue to play well. … Obviously it’s a big accomplishment for us to even be where we are now.”
Nearly half of the JV Wolverines roster spent some time with the varsity squad this season, Krull said. They also battled through a number of injuries. But a strong freshman class, which consists of four first-team league all stars, has led the way, offering Wojtan a glimpse of things to come.
“Even beyond the success they’ve had on the ice, this is a group of kids who do very well in the classroom; they’re great teammates and even better friends,” Wojtan said. “It’s a huge stepping stone for us. … Their hard work has translated into something I’m going to reap the benefits of in the future.”
The Wolverines won their opening round robin game, 4-2 over Frontier. Cody Bielec scored a natural hat trick, Mike Olszewski added a goal and Evan Askler had two assists. Morgan Hedaman made 27 saves in the win.Follow contributor Brandon Schlager on Twitter @B_Schlag.