Russell added the Caps are a skilled hockey team with a good coaching staff that came at the ‘Bous with tough and tenacious play and they expect more of the same in game three on Friday.
Coach Bray: ‘Dirty hit’ leads to injuries for Caps
While Caps head coach Wally Bray told The Packet his team battled with the Caribous over the first two games of the series, two major injuries will hurt them and their chances.
Two strengthening pickups Jeremy Nicholas and Brandon Pye were injured on two separate hits in the game. Bray says Pye has a separated shoulder and Nicholas has a concussion and injured rotator cuff — putting them out of the lineup indefinitely.
Bray was quick to add the hit that injured Nicholas was a “dirty hit from behind” by Ryan Desrosiers — who received a game misconduct on the play.
“They were two strong pickups for us, it’s going to affect the team,” said Bray.
He says, in game three, they’re hoping to “come back, battle every shift, play 60 minutes hard and fight as hard as you can.”
When asked what he thinks their chances are in the remainder of the series, Bray said, “we’re going to try our best.”