4 postgame interviews 07/01
1. 13-1 win over the Mayhem last night. Were you expecting to mercy rule them considering you guys were playing ironman and having Phil in net? Not at all. We knew we were short handed and Phil was in the crease, so we had to control the game at our pace and limit the turnovers to give us the best chance of coming out with a win. 2. What can you say about the overall team effort in the win? We played a really solid game. We did just what we needed to do. Now we move on to the next game and hopefully here on out we can deploy our full roster. 3. Dan was back last night. What does his presence do for you guys? Yeah it was great to have Dan back with us. The first period you could tell he was still trying to get the sand out of his skates but around the middle of the second you could tell he was back. The last couple weeks we were missing our face off guy and this game he dominated the circle. With him controlling the face off’s is huge for us gaining possession right out of the gate. 4. Adam has rarely, if ever, missed a game in all the years he has been in the league. How do you think Phil has played in his absence and have you heard if Adam will be back next week? I can’t ever remember Doc missing a game. But family is first. We held down the fort the best we could in his absence. Phil was great for us. We knew we had to tighten up on D more to limit shots. But when they got through our D Phil made timely saves to keep us ahead. I haven’t talked with Docs agent yet, but i could guess he will be back next week. Stay tuned. Over the last two weeks we might have discovered a number 1 goalie hiding in the shadows. So we might have a goalie controversy on our hands. Adam might be getting a new number next week? 5. Colonials up next Monday. They have struggled at times this season. What kind of game are you expecting from them next Monday night? I’m expecting a good solid effort from them. They have a good team and we can’t take them for granite. When you face off against the Anderson brothers, you have to be on your toes. Especially that guy Brian. He will put you in a trance with those dekes of his and tuck you into bed with his shot.
1. Tough 15-4 loss to the Xtreme last night. What went wrong? We got off to a bad start and weren't able to recover from there. We weren't able to play with much intensity due to having just one sub. 2. Any positives to take out of the game? Not many positives in that game. We didn't get mercy ruled.. I guess. 3. Xtreme are considered one of the top teams. What was your impression of them after playing them last night? They are a very talented team, for sure. Except that Joe Bussard guy, he kind of sucks. Might be the worst player in the league. 4. You had some big goals against the Mayhem last week. How do you think you have fit in with this team? I'm having fun playing with these guys. Glad to be out there with Rossi, Logan and Lee again. Some of the other guys I haven't played with much before this season but I think I'm fitting in well 5. Chiefs next week. What kind of game are you expecting? From what I understand we might have a different look for our next game. We may have a starting goaltender who was once 2005 Jr. XHL goalie of the year. It could be an interesting game.
1. You filled in for the Spare Parts last night. What was it like skating out for a change? It was fun! I did what I could to help, but I'm not used to the speed of the game in Reynoldsville or the surface. 2. Tyler Luzier expressed some frustration after the game. As a goalie, does it get discouraging to give up a lot of goals or do you try not to let it discourage you too much? I try really hard not to get frustrated and even harder to not show it. I have witnessed a my frustration carry over to the team and reall make bad situations worse. Its deflating for your team and when the opposition knows your rattled they just push all the harder. But it's easier said than done! 3. Colonials pulled away in the 2nd period. What do you think went wrong in that stretch? Well I think the Colonials really started clicking and moved the ball well, then the spare parts fell into chasing the ball, that turned into alot of blown/no coverage, and easy goals for red. I dont think the spare parts regulars trying to play the whole game helped them either. Smart conservative players can stay out for a whole game, but without some structure and staying in your position it leads to tired sloppy play. 4. Renegades will be back in action against the Mayhem next week. What kind of game are you expecting from them? The Mayhem have some great shooters and Sutter is one of the best goalies around so we are not going to take them lightly! If Henry shuts the door that could be an interesting game. 5. If you were a regular spare parts player, would there be any positives you could take out of the game last night? Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh the boys got their cardio in for the week! Honestly the first half of the game wasn't bad, they actually had the lead for a bit...we talked about a game plan before the game and it was working while they stuck to it
1. Nice 15-4 win over the Jagrbombs last night. What can you say about the overall team effort in the win? I think we played pretty good compared to the last couple weeks. It was nice having Kevin back too. 2. You contributed a couple goals and a couple assists. Were you happy with how you played? I could’ve played better than I did I need to play harder and get in the right places. 3. Knights are up next week. What kind of game are you expecting from them? I’m expecting a hard fought game for us they are a really fast and great team. 4. This is your 2nd year in the league and 2nd year on this team. Whats it been like playing for them? . I like playing with the group of guys I play with they help and teach me a lot. 5. Clint had a little bit of a rough season last season. How do you think he has responded so far this season? I think Clint is doing great he’s had a lot of good saves this year but we let him down a couple times.