Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday 01/16/11

Coming off last Saturday’s big overtime win against Odessa, we had a few days off for the All-Star break. Jason Krischuk made the trip up to Rapid City to represent the Brahmas in the CHL All-Star Game. Most of the guys enjoyed having the time off on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

On Wednesday, we got back to work, trying to get ready for a big weekend. We’re trying to be a more consistent team, so we worked really hard on Wednesday and Thursday in practice. On Thursday, we headed for Wichita for a game against a very good, very skilled team. We got up there and had dinner and then went to bed. We got up early on Saturday for our morning skate. I have to say, they have a very nice arena up there.

On Saturday night, we played a pretty good game from start to finish. They have a very skilled team up front. We held them to a few goals and we battled hard and worked hard and came out with a big win. That was huge for us. Then we had the long bus trip back to NYTEX to get ready for the game against Rio Grande in our building.

We came to the rink on Saturday morning for a meeting just to refocus and get ready for another big game. We’re really trying to build on consistency, playing against a team that’s struggled lately. Sometimes it’s very tough to play against a team that’s struggling just because they’re trying so hard to get out of their struggle and we’re trying hard to be consistent.

We had a very strong game; it was a tight game throughout the first couple of periods. It was 2-2 after the second period and we had a very strong third period and came out with the win. It was a big weekend for us – we finally put a few wins in a row on the board and hopefully we can keep it rolling.

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