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For the Charlotte Rush, they had to keep their momentum from their opening weekend against the Carolina Junior Hurricanes. They did just that as both teams gutted out big wins to keep things moving. Heading into the USPHL South Showcase next week, the team needed to get two wins, and they did that. The Elite group won 4-3, and the Premeir group won 2-0 with Nick Anderson getting another shutout in net. Hear from Head Coach Troy Schwab with his thoughts on the quick weekend for both teams.
“I gotta give our Elite team credit tonight for staying on the job. We gave up an early goal and got right back to work and we’re able to tie it back up. We then gave up a late goal, and were able to counter again and get the lead back. This early in the year and having the ability to answer back like that is very good to see.
With not many retuning players on the Elite team it’s taking a little bit of time to get our Team game to a place we would like it to be. Leading up to the showcase we will continue to work on the details in our game so we can continue to be successful.
The young line of Ribstein-Tsatsoulis-Tonucci continues to impress and continue to contribute every night for us.
A few comments on the Premier Team:
Nick Anderson has been very good and very consistent for us since he first came here. He’s a top end goalie in this league and he shows it every time he takes the net. The way Nick, Brian, and Pieter battle, compete, and push each other is why we have 3 goalies who are very good. They make each other better.
We knew tonight’s game was gonna be a tough game. The Jr. Canes always play us tough.
Shane Adler again with the ability to get us on the board with a timely goal.
Very happy to be able to come away from tonight’s game with 2 points. If we continue to take that many penalties, it will eventually come back to cost us and that’s something we need to address before going into the showcase.”
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