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THE FEELING IS THAT LAST YEAR WAS MORE LIKE A BUMP IN THE ROAD THAN A SPIRAL DOWNWARD…..
TONIGHT WE’LL GET THE THOUGHTS OF THE FOUR SENIORS ON THIS YEARS TEAM… ONE YEAR AFTER THE BLACK BEARS HAD THEIR WORST SEASON IN 21 YEARS…..
If we believe in it, things can happen.
I think its achievable if we continue to get better through the course of the year.
One year after finishing 9th in the league, they’re already talking about getting back to the NCAA playoffs. Why not… They’re now 6-3 and earlier this month beat BC, the number two team in the country.
It’s a big confidence booster but at the same time if we don’t capitalize on it we’re taking another step backward.
I don’t think anyone is arrogant enough to believe we can just show up and beat teams not a lot of super stars but a few games like BC and by the end of the year we can be there with them.
The history here is astounding…. 11 trips to the Frozen Four in the last 21 years. These seniors have been there twice.
We try to motivate the younger kids that every day counts we want to get back there as soon as possible they want to too.
To excell this year they’ll need those new guys …. Freshman and sophomores, make up 70 percent of the team
I think any year can be a great year. This year the comradery is great it doesn’t matter how long you’ve played with guys, its how good the group feels together.
The group of hockey east coaches, in the preseason poll, thought Maine would finish next to last again this year. It seems as though UMaine tradition might keep that from happening.
That’s why this year we want to show the fans we want to turn it around. Its really important to turn around after that tough year right away.