(Photo from: RIT Athletics)
Just over a month ago, they weren't sure if they were going to get a chance to play their 2020/21 NCAA hockey season, but for former Yorkton Terrier Regan Seiferling (pictured above) and the Rochester Institute Technology Tigers, they are excited to get back to playing competitive games.
At the end of October, the RIT brass announced they would be cancelling all winter sports because of the pandemic, but after some discussions between university and the hockey team they came to an agreement and they rescinded their decision allowing hockey to begin their season safely.
"It's definitely exciting to get back to playing, obviously there is no fans and that's kinda different, but it was just nice to play games after practicing for like 3 months that gets pretty tiring," Seiferling said in a phone interview.
It was extra special and exciting for the Moose Jaw product to return to the ice as he is entering his Senior season with the Tigers, something that can hardly believe has already come.
"Ya time has flown by, it seems just like yesterday that I was finishing up my 3rd season in Yorkton and I was getting ready to head down here for the first, but I loved my time in Yorkton and that organization did a lot for me and helped me not only develop into a better play, but into a better person as well."
Seiferling played in 160 career games in the SJHL with the Terriers compiling 19 goals and 70 assists for 89 points.
The Tigers who sit with a 2-1-1 record through their first 4 games, will entertain Long Island University for a pair games this Friday and Saturday.
Full chat with Seiferling below: