The Kimberley Dynamiters want to be quick on their feet against the Nelson Leafs Monday night.
This from Head Coach Derek Stuart as the Kootenay Conference Final shifts to Nelson for Game Three.
The Nitros blew past the Leafs 8-0 in Game One but were out skated in a 5-3 Game Two loss.
Stuart says they need to up the pace.
“Our speed in terms of our skating is one thing but also our quickness is something that is an advantage for us I believe.” says Stuart. “I think if our speed and quickness is there the rink shouldn’t make a difference at all.”
Stuarts adds their shifts were getting too long in Game Two which lead to mistakes.
“I think we’re at our best when we’ve got fresh legs out there and guys aren’t staying out there past 45 to 55 seconds.” explains Stuart. “If we can get back to that then we’ll be able to utilize that speed.”
Matt Davies leads the Dynamiters in points this round with five in two games.
The Dynamiters are 1-1 in Nelson this season.
– Derek Stuart, Kimberley Dynamiters Head Coach