At the conclusion of Week #1 of the Sens Hometown Tour, we caught up with Cody Ceci on the RV to talk about visiting fans across the region, how he's spent his summer and a lot more.
On taking part in the Sens Hometown Tour:
It's always cool to go to different spots and see how loyal the fans are no matter where you go in Ottawa. They all show so much support and there are smiles everywhere you go.
On being a veteran of the Hometown Tour:
They usually send me out to Orleans but I think they're tired of seeing me out there (laughs) so they sent me on a different loop this year and it was a good one. We went to Hull and Coventry and we got to see a lot of different faces but also a lot of the same ones you see at Fan Fest.
On playing in the CP Women's Open Pro-Am earlier in the week:
We were paired with Belén Mozo and it was a really cool experience. I've never been a part of anything like that before and I've never played in a Pro-Am. We got there and we were teeing off in front of a bunch of people so I was pretty nervous and then coming in on 18 there was a huge gallery watching us play in so that was pretty nerve-racking. I was pretty happy with the way I played though.
On dealing with a shorter off-season this year:
You still take the same amount of time off as you would if you were out of the playoffs much earlier you just have a little less time to train for the next season. It does affect you that way as well as if you're injured or something and you have to wait for that to heal up and that can push back your training even more and gives you even less time to train. It does compress everything a little bit but at the same time the whole reason you train is to make it that far and do as well as we did.
On taking some time to rest and recuperate this offseason:
I went on a couple of trips. I went out to BC for one trip and then I took another one in Jamaica just to kind of relax. In between those I've been training during the week and spending my weekends up at the cottage. That's pretty much a normal summer for me; getting up to the cottage as much as I can.
On the start of camp and regular season fast approaching:
It's been creeping up for a while so we've been ramping up the training and skating a lot more so it's almost time to get back into the swing of things and back into training camp to really ramp it up and get ready for opening night.
On attending the Celebration of Life for Bryan Murray earlier this week:
It was cool to see just how big of an impact he had on a lot of people and a lot of people from his hometown as well as people from across the league. It was definitely a really cool ceremony and I was glad I was there to see it and take it all in. I think it meant a lot to his family.