Sorry for not getting a coaches comments out last week, but the first couple weeks of school have been very busy.
Last night was a fantastic result for the team and I think it was much needed. It was great to see every player contributing to the win. We continue to start the games a little slow, so that’s something we are going to need to address quick, because against the better teams it’s going to hurt us.
We started slow Saturday night, but bounced back after the first goal against. I like what I see so far with the group we have, the guys didn’t put their heads down after that first goal against. I think the reason for that is because we know we have more players in the line up that can score. I would also like to think our style of play has become more entertaining for the fans since we have been able to improve the quality of the team. This years team is much fitter then in years past and we have been playing a more attacking game. The only complaint I have at this point is that we have been giving up too many shots on goal. We can’t depend on Matty to save 50 shots against each week, so we have to get that down to about 30 in order to compete with the better teams in the league.
We have Cardiff this Saturday and to prepare for that game, in training, we will just keep doing what we have been doing in training, but we haven’t spent any time on power play and penalty kill, so I think those will be a priority this week.
We really need the fans support early in the year, so if you haven’t been to game yet this year, make sure you get down to the rink and bring a friend!