The San Diego Seals return to Pechanga Arena on Friday, December 27 to take on the defending champion Calgary Roughnecks at 7:00 PM PST. This will be the first meeting between the two clubs since the Roughnecks handed the Seals a 12-11 loss on home turf in the Western Division Semifinal on May 6, 2019.
“We’re excited to get back on home floor against Calgary,” said general manager and head coach Patrick Merrill. “We’re going to be very motivated going into Friday night. They ended our season last year and we’ve developed an ongoing rivalry with them. We’re looking to find our game and get back to the way we know how to play, and there’s no better opponent to do that than the Roughnecks.”
Seals forward Wesley Berg netted four goals in the team’s home opener against Toronto. His 11 points leads San Diego’s offense, and ranks fourth among all NLL forwards.
“Wes has been our best player over the first two games,” continued Merrill. “He’s a natural leader on and off the floor, he’s made a huge impact on our offense. Our forwards need to work on finding chemistry and being more productive as a whole, but Wes will be a catalyst for our offense all season.”
After dropping a close game in Buffalo, the Seals fell to Toronto in the home opener to start the season 0-2. Merrill continues to have faith in his squad, and has two keys to get his squad on track.
“We’re not off to the start that we would’ve hoped for,” continued Merrill. “We’re looking to get back on track on home turf this weekend. First, we need to be much better in transition, our transition game has been virtually nonexistent the first two games. Second, we have a lot of new faces and we need to become more of a team. We have a really good group, but it’s not about the names on paper, it’s about how 25 guys come together and work towards a common goal.”
The Seals are proud to offer fans the Coronado Brewing Co. Party Pack on Friday night which includes two tickets and four beers for only $29. Fans unable to attend the game on Friday will be able to watch the game on Síntesis TV and B/R Live. B/R Live – Turner’s live sports streaming service – will stream all San Diego Seals games throughout the 2019-20 season.