Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Most of the Express players were on the ice this morning following the Labour Day long weekend.

The only ones not in attendance were players who were attending school and goaltenders Khaleed Devji and Billy McGladrey.

Spirits at the rink today were understandably upbeat. The club has posted a 4-1 record in pre-season. Coaches and players like the progress of training camp and into the pre-season to date.

This mornings ice session was pretty relaxed. With most of the emphasis on the little skills that become so important once the games get rolling. Whether it be the forwards working on one timers from the slot or finishing tap ins at the lip of the crease. Or working on roofing the puck in tight from the lip of the crease.

The defenceman were working on getting their shots through to the net from the point. Taking some passes, walking the line then firing a shot to the net. Some players worked in some individual skills they feel need a tweak or two.

It was a good opportunity to catch up with a few bodies at the rink today. You can hear the latest from Head Coach Jon Calvano, Forward Alex Petan who drops a good little nugget at the end of the interview, and defenceman Clinton Atkinson.

Click here to listen to Head Coach Jon Calvano.

Click here to listen to Forward Alex Petan.

Click here to listen to Defenceman Clinton Atkinson.

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