Day 3: Pheonix Copley Blog
By Pheonix Copley
|Everyone huddled under the pavilion for the rain at the Nats game.|
Last night we were at the Nationals game against the Orioles. I don’t know what time it was set to start, be we were sitting there and the players were warming up, but all of sudden they went into the clubhouse. Then we found out that the game was being delayed due to the poor weather and it started raining so we had to take cover. So we all got up and went to the covered part of the concourse to get shelter from the rain and wind. It was crowded under there because all of the fans were huddled under the portion with a roof. I got to know some of the guys better when we were hanging up under there. It was storming for a while and eventually it got pretty late so we had to take off. It definitely wasn’t what we expected but I think everyone will remember that. After the game a bunch of the guys went out and grabbed some Chipotle for dinner. Overall, it was a pretty relaxing night.
This morning we started off with a talk with Coach Trotz, like we’ve been doing for the past couple of days. After that we were on the ice for a session. We faced a lot of shots, so that was definitely a good thing to help us improve. We were working with all of the goalie coaches again, which is always really helpful. We also had a yoga session in the morning, which was great because I was a little bit tight from the past couple of days. It felt really good to stretch out. I’ve done yoga a couple of times before so I was familiar with some of the positions.
Tonight we have another skate and then dinner. If we feel up to it we’ll probably go see a movie after we eat. Other than that, we just want to make sure that we’re well rested for the games tomorrow.
|Coach Mitch Korn and I at the Nats game.|