There's a whole generation of St. Scholastica and UW-Superior men's hockey players who don't know what it's like to play one another in the annual Twin Ports bridge battle.
That ends on Saturday night.
The two teams will meet for the first time since November 2013, and St. Scholastica head coach Mark Wick expects it to be the same spirited game as always.
"I think it's going to pick up right where it left off," Wick said. "We had the opportunity to scrimmage them early in the year, and these guys didn't know each other, but it was pretty intense even as a scrimmage. I think it's going to be a great game."
The Saints have lost three straight games after opening the season (3-0-0), and this will be the team's first game in more than two weeks.
UW-Superior, meanwhile, is (2-6-0) this season and lost on Friday night to St. Thomas. Still, this will be head coach Rich McKenna's first time going against St. Scholastica, and he's excited.
"We just have to play to our strengths and play to our identity," McKenna said. "In all honesty, the team that plays the hardest pretty much wins all the time. We've just to bring our lunch pail and hard hat, go to work."
The game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Wessman Arena.