Both Teams Eager to Play After Day Off
Aug 19, 2014
After both teams had a well-deserved day off, Game 3 of the Minto Cup resumes tonight at 8:00PM at the Langley Events Centre.
The Coquitlam Adanacs came back to win game one and dominated game two, to take a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-seven final.
“We’re still the underdogs,” said Adanacs head coach Neil Doddridge. “We’ve won the first two games, but that doesn’t change things. Six Nations has been ranked higher than us all year. We’re still a long ways from achieving our goal of lifting that trophy.”
The Six Nations Arrows, looking to capture their third Minto Cup in franchise history have a large hole to climb out of, but feel it’s within their reach.
“For us, discipline is going to be big today,” said Arrows head coach Marshall Abrams. “We’ve got to dig deep and find some faith in each other. I know it’s there, I believe in this team and feel we have what it takes to turn this back into a seven game series.”
Goaltending has been one of the main reasons the Adanacs are up two games. Pete Dubenski has stopped 72 of 84 shots he’s faced, limiting the high powered Six Nations offense to just twelve goals in two games.
“Pete’s been awesome the entire playoffs not just this series,” said Adanacs forward Tyler Pace. “Every time we see him back there we know something good is going to happen.”
For the Arrows, they enjoyed their day off with a salmon dinner on the North Shore and toured the Capilano Suspension Bridge.
“It was a great team bonding experience for the guys,” said Six Nations goaltender Doug Jamieson. “Gave us a chance to regroup, refocus and just enjoy the city.”
“We just have to execute our game plan, stay tighter on defense and bury the ball,” said Jamieson. “I don’t think we’ve been outplayed too badly these two games. They’ve been executing, we haven’t.”
Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.ca or at the LEC Box Office which opens at 5:00PM.
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