BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Sea Wolves announced that head coach Steffon Walby and defenseman Chris Cava are scheduled to meet on the dirt track in a street stock division race at the South Mississippi Speedway on Saturday.
The Sea Wolves are the ECHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League and the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.
“I want to go fast,” said Walby. “Say what you will about friendly rivalries. Racing is about being the first over the finish line and if you’re not fast then you’re the first loser.”
“I’m going to make Walby look like he’s standing still,” said Cava. “For one night, I’m going to be the best Canadian driver since Jacques Villeneuve.”
After being forced by Hurricane Katrina to wait two seasons, Mississippi will finally be able to celebrate its “Decade in the Den” on Oct. 27 when it hosts Reading. The Sea Wolves have sold the most season tickets in team history as fans eagerly anticipate their return to the ice at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum for the first time since Apr. 15, 2005.
Located in Biloxi, the Sea Wolves had a Voluntary Suspension each of the last two seasons under the ECHL’s hardship provisions after the arena and the team office housed within suffered extensive damage.