Yesterday afternoon, after our first session in the morning, we got back on the ice and had a good skate. I worked with Mitch a bit more, which is always nice because he knows a ton about the goalie position. After that skate we went to dinner with all of the guys and then we just headed back to the hotel, because I think everyone was pretty tired last night after so much time on the ice. Unfortunately, everyone was a little too tired to catch a movie. Hopefully we can see one later this week.
This morning we woke up early and after a good breakfast, we had a little break out session with Coach Trotz. We then headed out to the track, and had a nice work out there. We were doing some sprinting activities with weights and worked on having explosive starts. We did a lot of exercises focusing on starting and stopping. We also did some things on the agility ladder, some of it even on one leg. Working out on a track was kind of a new experience for me, but I’m glad we did it because I learned a lot.
After working out on the track, we came back to the ice, where all of the goalies were working with Mitch Korn, Scott Murray and Olie Kolzig. That was a good session and I definitely learned a lot. After that we did some recovery activities so that our muscles will stay fresh and we’ll be ready for tomorrow.
For the rest of the day, we have a team lunch, then as a nice team activity we’ll be going to the Nationals game this afternoon. That should be a good time and it’ll be nice to get to know some of the other guys a bit more.