Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Captain's Corner - Quad City, Trunick, Cirone

Each week, Metro Jets captain Mike Corder will chime in on the previous weekend, the weekend ahead and the current situation of the team.

-- On the two big wins last weekend, what it means for team confidence this early in the season and playing Battle Creek next weekend - a team that is winless so far.

This weekend was a preview of what is to come. There is still a lot of hockey coming up. We needed this sweep to really build confidence and it was proof that Coach Cirone's style of play works. What I really liked was that in each game, we found a way to come out on top. We almost put together 60 minutes of solid hockey in each game. We need to learn that it creates two times the amount of work even taking one shift off, so it is easier to do it hard the first time and get the job done. As far as Battle Creek is concerned, we can't overlook them. If we do, we will end up being their first franchise win. We need to stay focused and keep getting better each time we step on the ice.

-- On goalie Eric Trunick, who seems to be the goalie the team has lacked the past few seasons.

Eric has been great for us. He came up big on a penalty shot over the weekend and he made some big saves when we left him out to dry. He gives us a chance to win every night, which is what a good goalie does. He is definately a solid goaltender and the team feels confident with him back there.

-- On head coach Jason Cirone being a no-nonsense type of coach.

Coach expects nothing but 110 percent every shift and he makes that 110 percent clear everyday. When he is mad, we know it. Coach is a great guy who has a lot of hockey experience and knowledge. With that being said, it makes it easy to listen to someone who has the kind of background he does. All of the guys like him and respect him. Coach means business and it is starting to reflect on the team. We can all learn a lot from him, and we are.

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