Hello again Jets Fans!
Wednesday was another busy day very similar to Tuesday. We had another early wake up and practice that followed.
I have said it before but it's just absolutely amazing to see all the support from the fans at the ice times. I'm blown away by the support each day and the crazy thing is each day it seems to be new people. Growing up in Calgary, which is a passionate hockey market, I remember going to watch Flames development camps as a kid, and there was maybe 8-10 families or groups watching. So to see the line up of people just to get into the stands and the rink full at 9:30 in the morning on a Wednesday in July is surreal. I love it!
Anyways, after the skate we had a team building exercise. We worked in partners and had to lead a blind folded partner throughout the arena to a marked location, strictly using verbal communication. It definitely was a good exercise and shared quite a few laughs. The only scary part was when Mark Scheifele almost got decked by a door while he was blind folded! Thankfully, he managed to make it around the door safe and sound.
The afternoon again had a workout in store for us and also a nice session with our mental coach, John Phelan. We talked a lot about the journey to get to the NHL from where we are now and how each guy will take a different path. I learned that going forward what separates the players is almost 75% mental, which most people probably wouldn't assume.
The rest of the day was somewhat quiet with a nice dinner at the Shark Club, and again an early sleep.
See you all tomorrow Jets Fans!