Parry predicts play-off skirmish in Solihull
Confidence could prove crucial for The Tigers NIHL this weekend, when they face Sheffield Senators in the Laidler Conference play-offs at Solihull.
The county men head to Hobbs Moat Road on Sunday after a remarkable first season, which saw them finish second behind runaway winners the Barons.
Games between the two sides ended 3-1 in Telfordâ€™s favour over the course of the season, albeit with Sheffield having won their last meeting 4-2.
That places extra emphasis on morale within The Tigers NIHL camp, which Assistant Coach Jason Parry believes is at a high.
He said: â€œIt will be a new experience for the majority of our young squad, and one that will be great for their development. The main thing is that we donâ€™t take anything for granted.
â€œWe will go into the semi-final with great confidence and take it one shift at a time. Against a team like Sheffield, it is important that we work hard for the whole 60 minutes.â€
Victory in that game will hand Telford a place in the play-off final on Monday â€“ most likely against hosts Solihull Barons.
Parry added: â€œEveryone is really looking forward to the weekend and we just want to get started. Weâ€™ve worked hard to get into the position we are in this year, but the play-offs are one game at a time.
â€œOur guys will be looking to show what theyâ€™re learned this season and most of all, they want to enjoy the whole weekend.â€