Youth hockey champs offer advice to Bruins for Game 7

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May 13, 2013, 6:14 pm
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(NECN: Katelyn Tivnan) - Damon Myers knows what it’s like to win a championship. He is still celebrating a major victory as a member of the Worcester Junior Sharks hockey league.

“It was pretty exciting when we jumped off the boards and got our hats and trophies,” he says.

Damon and some fellow Worcester Junior Sharks took a few minutes after school Monday to talk hockey.

The group is paying close attention to the Boston Bruins and has some honest feedback going into game 7.

“Playing lazy. The Leafs are on a roll right now so going to be a tough game 7 but we should have won already,” says Ben Elkins.

“They need physical play and they need to press the net and get rebounds and score,” says William Brophy.

Roy Sommer also knows first-hand what it's like going into a game 7. The head coach for the Worcester Sharks has more than 20 years of experience coaching as well as playing. He says the hardest part about a game 7 is mental preparation.

“As a player, you're thinking you have to make the right plays; they might be more uptight against Toronto; Toronto's got nothing to lose.”

Sommer says home ice advantage will be in the Bruin's favor but says the start of the game will dictate the momentum on the ice.

“The biggest part of the game will be first 10 minutes; if Boston can come out and score a goal that will immediately take the pressure off.”

Meanwhile, right wing Elkins also has some advice.

“They need fights to get momentum and the home crowd to get momentum but they need to generate shots on the nets to get rebounds.”

Tags: hockey, game 7, Boston Bruins, sports, Katelyn Tivnan
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