Head Coach Paul Adey Philosophical On Loss To Stars
The Stena Line Belfast Giants lost out on a tenth win in-a-row to the Dundee Stars who defeated the Giants 3-2 in overtime at the Odyssey Arena on Saturday. A game winning goal from Stars forward Nikita Kashirsky gave the Giants a taste of defeat for the first time since 3rd December 2013 and Head Coach Paul Adey was able to take positives despite the loss, including Kevin Saurette’s equalising goal with only 15.1 seconds remaining in the game, “That’s a big goal and big point for us,” said Adey. “If you look at it, we had the puck at our blue line and they had the chance to put the puck into the empty net and we fought hard to keep the puck and then found a way to score.”
“It’s always disappointing when you don’t win the game and tonight we were mentally weak on some of our plays, we normally do better with the puck that what we did.Â It’s the first time we’ve lost to them this season and at some point a good team will take points off you. The positive is that we didn’t lose the game in regulation.”
“We don’t play until next weekend now and we’ll get ready for a tough weekend against Cardiff.Â We’re going to get back to work following some rest. We’ll get ready, have some good practices and then get ready for next weekend.”
Tickets are now available for Saturday’s home game against the Cardiff Devils and can be purchased from the Odyssey Arena Box Office in person, by calling (028) 9073 9074 or online atÂ this link.
Listem to the full interview with Stena Line Belfast Giants Head Coach Paul Adey: