Seals ready to swim in their own ocean at Pechanga home opener

The San Diego Seals are ready to introduce themselves to an audience that’s still learning what a San Diego Seal is.

“That’s why we’re here, right?” Seals forward Austin Staats said. “We’re trying to grow the game here. We need to explain it to them, show them how its done.”

The first overall pick of the Seals in the Entry Draft has turned words in action, leading the team in goals and point through the first three games for the newest members of the NLL. The number that needs fixing for the squad is 1-2 – a record that includes losses to divisional opponents Calgary and Saskatchewan.

“A lot of teams see us as the new team on the block, but we don’t like to see ourselves as that,” Seals transition Nick Ossello said. “We want to be a contender right away.”

The first test in front of San Diego eyes comes Saturday. Rochester is a .500 squad, but has given up five more goals than they’ve scored.

“I’m looking for a lot of energy, a lot of noise, to make it really hard on [them], Ossello said.

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