UTICA, N.Y. - The Utica Yeti are set to make their playoff debut, Sunday, when they host the Albany Hyenas at the Adirondack Bank Center.
Finishing its inaugural regular season at 4-2, the Yeti finished in second place in the Empire North Division and earned the right to host a playoff game.
It'll be the third meeting between the Yeti and Hyena's this season with Utica winning both by a combined score of 27-8, but team members say that it's a totally different story when stakes are higher in the playoffs and aren't overlooking their opponent.
The winner of the game will advance to face the winner of the other divisional playoff matchup between the fourth place Saugerties NightPandas and first place Salt City Eels.
That would be a best-of-three game series to determine the division champion, who would then earn a bid to the IBLA National Championships in Lakeland, Florida in September.
The Yeti and Hyenas will square off on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Watch the video above to hear from members of the team ahead of the matchup with Albany
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