Monday, September 17, 2012

Captain's Corner - Battle Creek, Cirone's message, wearing the 'C'

Each week during the 2012-13 season, Metro Jets’ captain Matt Stirling will give his thoughts on topics surrounding the team as it makes its way through the North American 3 Hockey League grind.

-- On the two-game sweep over Battle Creek last weekend. 

Overall, I thought that the opening weekend went well. We played better in the second game and continued to improve over the whole weekend. There is always room for improvement and that’s what we will focus on this week as we gear up for our trip to Cleveland. 

-- On head coach Jason Cirone’s mood like after the 10-4 win Saturday night, but allowing four goals in the third period. 

Jason sent a clear message after Saturday night’s game and I think it was what we needed to come out and play well on Sunday afternoon. We took it as a notion that we needed to play well in every area of the game for the whole game to be successful. 

-- On playing his first games as captain after two years of being an alternate captain with the Jets. 

The ‘C’ didn’t change a whole lot of things from the previous games I have played at this level and as a player, I think it is more what you do on and off the ice than what is on your jersey. 

-- On what to expect this week in practice. 

This week in practice will be the toughest yet, in my opinion, as we gear up for a Cleveland team that I expect will play well and give us a competitive series this weekend.

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