With the start of the NCAA's postseason tournaments, it should be an exciting time for all the Sharks prospects in the college ranks. However, for University of New Hampshire forward Marcus Vela, it also has to be a frustrating one as he is forced to watch from the sidelines.
A regular in the Wildcat lineup all season, Vela injured his ankle and has missed the last six games, including the three games of Hockey East's opening round. While UNH was able to take the series from Merrimack College, Vela could only cheer on his teammates. He is unlikely to return this season. It was an especially bittersweet weekend for Vela, who also just turned 20 last Friday.
It's been a somewhat frustrating season for the Burnaby, B.C. native all-around. The Wildcats found themselves with a losing record, and Vela's numbers dropped a bit from last season.