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Day 4: Pheonix Copley Blog

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

By Pheonix Copley

We were out on the ice again yesterday afternoon. The players had skate testing I believe, but the goalies had practice with Mitch Korn. We definitely had some fun out there with the drills. We did a few battle drills at the end, which are challenging but enjoyable. While we were doing one of the drills, we kind of had to push against each other and my helmet came off and hit me in the face, which gave me a bloody nose. But other than that it was good. It was fun to battle because we were a little bit tired so it made us push even more. We had a lot of fun.

After practice we had dinner together and then just hung out at the hotel. Some of us went to Chipotle for dinner again, which is becoming a regular occurrence. Then we just watched some TV before we went to bed.

This morning we woke up and had a little workout, a team building exercise and a guest speaker. We were doing these activities as a unit, which is a good way to build a team spirit. After the workout with all of the guys, we had another goalie skate. I think the rest of the guys were done with their activities after the workout, but the goalies got to work on some specific skills one-on-one with the goalie coaches, which is really helpful.

Then we just took it easy this afternoon. We were able to just eat some lunch and then get a nap in. We’re really excited for the game tonight. It should be fun to finally play against these guys. That’s what we’ve been waiting for.

Doing goalie battles at the end of our ice session.
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