It’s the home opener in San Diego, and we couldn’t be more excited!
The last time we took the floor at Pechanga Arena, it was a devastating loss to the eventual NLL champs. When we hit the floor on Friday night, that’s all in the past.
“We obviously all still remember what happened the last time we were here,” said General Manager and Head Coach Patrick Merrill. “We’re not focusing on that by any means, but it would be crazy to say it’s not in the back of our minds.”
The Seals welcome the Saskatchewan Rush to open the 2022-23 home season for Opening Day at the sports arena. Both teams will head into the matchup with a 1-0 record after notching wins during the NLL’s Faceoff Weekend. Last season, San Diego took two out of three games in the series with Saskatchewan.
“We have adjustments to make from last week to prepare for Sask,” continued Merrill. “We were happy to come out with a win and it was the first game, we were still working out some kinks, but we have a real test ahead of us. We’re excited for the game and to see the guys out there again.”
Seals forward Curtis Dickson highlighted the much-anticipated Seals offense in Week 1. The newcomer netted five goals and finished the game with eight points. Forward Casey Jackson added a hat trick while assistant captain Cam Holding buried one in transition.
“It was nice to see both some old faces and new faces find the back of the net,” said Offensive Coordinator Josh Sanderson. “We’re working on chemistry, distributing the ball, getting touches, just being an offensive unit as a whole. Dickson did what we’ve seen him do his whole career, and we know the fans in San Diego are going to love having him on our side this season.”
Safe to say, Dickson is fun to watch. They call him Superman for a reason.
San Diego and Saskatchewan will faceoff for the first of three matchups on Friday night at 7:00pm PT at Pechanga Arena. Salty’s foam flippers will be given away at the door while supplies last. Tickets for the Seals’ Opening Day are available now at SealsLax.com. Fans unable to attend the game can watch everywhere on ESPN+.