Now is the right time for Wolves to face Kodiaks
By TERRY FARRELL, Herald-Tribune staff
The Lethbridge Kodiaks have only posted more than four losses in an ACAC season once since the 2000-01 campaign.
They already have four this year.
It may be a good thing that the GPRC Wolves are meeting the Kodiaks early in the season.
This is a transition campaign for the Kodiaks. There are only two players who were with the team two years ago. That said, there are only three rookies among their 12 players, so it?'s only going to be a matter of time until the team jells.
"Most of their returning players only played a limited role last year, so they are a real raw team," said Wolves coach Dave Waknuk. "But yes, this is a good time for us to play them.
"They are still learning (their systems) and we are playing well. So I think we are better off playing them sooner, rather than later."
The teams are almost identical offensively. The Wolves, 3-1 on the season, have scored an average of 58.5 points per game in their first four. The 0-4 Kodiaks average half a point less.
It's defensively where there's a discrepancy. The Wolves are allowing an average of 55 points against per game - second only to NAIT (54 ppg). The Kodiaks allow 74.