TSI World Bees’ head coach, Doug Sheppard, rounds up the week in Beehind The Bench

If the only game of hockey you saw this weekend was at home on Sunday against Milton Keynes, you’ll have come away impressed by the teamwork and  determination shown by the guys. Even when we took penalties, and on one occasion had three skaters on the ice against five, I never felt we lost control of the game.

Clearly, sitting together in the locker room after a poor performance against the Raiders the previous evening was when they talked about how they had to improve. We had been outworked and outplayed. That’s where as coach I look to the leaders on the team to step up.

And that’s what happened on Sunday. The oldest player on the team, James Galazzi, came up with two goals.  On the ice, his team mates can see the effort he’s putting in. I was proud of how the whole team performed.

This weekend we travel up to Telford on Saturday and then host local rivals, Basingstoke Bison, on Sunday. We’re all looking for consistency as we get back on the ice after a long break. Come along on Sunday if you want to be reminded what a great sport ice hockey is.

Doug Sheppard