Gaels playoff ready!

Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV

It’s play-off time in university men’s hockey—the Queen’s Gael’s against the Ottawa Gee Gees….game one goes Wednesday night, 7.30 at the Memorial Centre…

Spencer Abraham/

“They’re a tough team—there young, there fast and looking to prove everybody wrong so in this league you cant take anyone lightly..its a 2 out of 3 series–you have one bad game your on the ropes and two bad games and your done so were looking at it that we have 2 games guaranteed left in our season and for some of our seniors–there playing careers so you don’t have to look too far from the guy to your left or right for that motivation.”

Darcy Greenaway/

“I think this team has a lot of potential..its a brand new season…whats happened prior to this mean’s absolutely nothing at this point so we have to prepare and be ready to go Wednesday night….I think our team has always been big on structure–were a structured team–if we stick to our systems and stick to the game plan that’s been drawn up for us we should be alright.”

The Gaels are coming off a record regular season–winning 18-games….Greenaway–a former Kingston Frontenac says there’s no secret to the team’s success.

Greenaway/

“We have great defense and goaltending and goals are hard to come by in the play-offs–there’s a lot less pretty goals and a lot more hard-nosed one’s so we’ll be looking at putting in a couple of those as well.”

Abraham/

“We’ve got Kevin Baille who’s proven to be one of the best goalies in the country and Jacob Brennan who’s right up there too so whoever is in the net we have full confidence in them and I think out defense –six major junior defenceman—a few years ago you would’nt see that in this league so I think were as good as anyone and we just have to come ready to play.”

Greenaway/

“Most fun time of year for a hockey player–you play all season looking forward to this–its a brand new year so were excited to get going.”

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