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usually meets aer pracce to smooth out the lines, address
the powerplay and penalty kill, and try and decide on a starng
goaltender; the hardest part of my job. We are fortunate to have
two starng caliber goalies on this team, one is a highly skilled
underclassman, another a seasoned veteran, a graduate student.
The me and events from stepping on the ice Tuesday night
to arriving at the rink Friday night goes by in what seems like
minutes. The players arrive dressed sharply, with smiles on their
face. Many of these students are feeling bueries for their rst
ever home-opener, and some are even a bit emoonal over what
will be their last ever home-opener at the compeve level.
ame-me slowly creeps up, and the locker room comes to a
dead silence as rst year Head oach enjamin ole walks in to
address the team. His message is simple, “ne shi at a me,
one shi at a me.” oach ole has been preaching the concept
of taking each game and breaking it down into one shi at a
me’. His wealth of eperience in coaching has given him the
composure and knowledge to understand that to winthe game
must be won in each individual shi, and each individual bale.
t is oen so overlooked that hockey is a full sity-minute
game, whether you’re up or down four at the end of the rst.
The players uickly huddle together not as teammates, but as
brothers, and uickly gather their emoons. The buer from
the PA stereo gains their aenon, and they begin their march
through the hallway to take to the home ice. For the rst
me this season they will be introduced as the “201-18 Florida
Atlanc University wls”
A Proud Supporter
of Florida Hockey!