Ice hockey returns to Melbourne this week, while it's all on the line as the footy season draws to a close.
In their second game in Geelong for the season, the Cats, currently sitting in sixth place, will take on the 10th placed Swans this Saturday (28 April).
Coming off a solid win in Adelaide over Port, the Cats will be up and about, and looking to continue their good form after knocking off St Kilda the week before.
Paddy Dangerfield looks to be back to his best after a slow start to the season with a hamstring strain, racking up 28 touches and a goal over the Power. The Cats will also be bolstered by the news that Joel Selwood has had his one game suspension for striking Lindsay Thomas reversed, and will be available to take on the Swans. Selwood had a game-high 29 disposals against Port Adelaide, coupled with seven tackles.
The Cats will still be without superstar Gary Ablett due to a hamstring injury, but Scott Selwood has been named despite being knocked out in a bump from Lindsay Thomas last week.
Geelong will regain power forward Tom Hawkins for the clash, after he was forced to pull out in the warm-up against Port due to back spasms. Hawkins was replaced in the side at the last minute by George Horlin-Smith, who put in a fantastic showing knocking up 26 touches and two goals.
Sydney will be coming off a surprising 10-point loss to Adelaide at home. They will be weakened after ruling champions Lance Franklin and Dan Hannebery out of the clash with heel and groin injuries respectively.
Round 6 will also see Geelong celebrating their community programs, through the Community Challenge. The Community Challenge will take place at 1pm on Thursday 3 May, and will see the club attempt to raise $1 million for the Cats’ 10 flagship community programs. For the 24 hours from 1pm, each donation will be quadrupled as the club look to continue their amazing support for the greater Geelong community. Read more about the campaign here and sign up to be reminded as the Challenge begins.