Wausau Riverwolves search for success under third head coach in three yearsSubmitted: 11/28/2019
Story By Mazie Vincent

Wausau Riverwolves search for success under third head coach in three years
WAUSAU - The Wausau Riverwolves entered their third season with some new expectations and a new head coach.

Three seasons with three different coaches can make for some challenging times for the NA3HL program.

But they are trying to build foundation that will stay put.

"It's really hard to build a foundation when you are tearing away the base," Bailey said.

Wausau native Colin Bailey stepped up as the Riverwolves third head coach in three years.

"I was more than happy to take in on," Bailey said.

He inherited a third-year team trying to find its identity.

"It's not for lack a skill by any means, we have a very skilled team here," Bailey said. "It's just capitalizing on our opportunities that's tearing us apart."

The Riverwolves sit below .500 on the season, but are still searching for their strengths.

"We are a fairly fast team. We can move the puck pretty quick. The only thing holding us back is the burying. We gotta put it in the net," said Riverwolves forward Ian Raddatz. 

After all the main goal is to keep the players playing hockey for as long as they can.

"These are the best years of your life and you don't want to sacrifice that. Just keep going, keep going, show up and keep getting better." Raddatz said. 

Coach Bailey says he plans to stick around to make that happen.

"I'm just making sure they stay with it mentally as much as physically. Just keeping them engaged and making sure that every day that are loving it," Bailey said.

The Riverwolves play the Breezy Point North Stars on Friday in Wausau at 7:30.

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