"Man those guys are good. We started off very well in the 1st period.. We have a hard time scoring at this level. Our guy who got the 5 minute major is 19 years old.. And that 5 minute kill took the wind out of our sails.. "
|Tom Pokel (middle) coaches Team Italy against Team Canada|
"We beat ourselves in the 2nd period with turnovers and odd man rushes and NHL guys don't miss on odd-man opportunities.. I thought we generated enough chances and forced a lot of turnovers by their d-men.. especially Myers but we don't have enough skill, cleverness or speed to capitalize on our chances and I think the average size of our team is 5'9" hahaha... We get frustrated when we don't score and take toooo many chances to force goals and end up paying for it."
"It was a great experience playing against Team Canada. We play Slovakia tonight and Sweden on Monday night. Sweden is REALLY good. We need to get some points against Slovakia or Sweden otherwise we get relegated to the B Pool World Championships.."
Talk to you soon.