Monday, October 8, 2012

Captain's Corner - Toledo, finding positives, weekend ahead

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 dropping both ends of the home-and-home last weekend with Toledo.

We played well this weekend and deserved to win both games. The effort and smarts were there, just not the results. We fought hard for 60 minutes in both games and that is all you can ask for. Even though the results weren’t there this weekend, it is a positive to see us playing well for the full 60 minutes.

-- On any positives during the current six-game losing streak.

As a team, we are growing through this skid we are in right now. We know we are a good team and can win games. The most encouraging things however, are to see us play a sound game for 60 minutes and continue to see some of the younger guys settle in to the NA3HL level of hockey.

-- On new players Luke Rendino and Aksel Campbell.

Both of the new guys looked good. Campbell helps us on defense where we have limited bodies and Rendino brings in a ton of offensive talent that we can use up front. For jumping right in on game day, both guys played well while adjusting to our systems.

-- On this weekend's home series against Quad City, also a team with a 2-6-0 record.

You can look and say that Quad City is a 2-6 team, but so are we. We know that we are playing well and know that the results haven’t come yet. This could be the same for Quad City, but the only thing we can control is how we play and how we prepare. Just like every week, this starts Monday at practice.

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