Columbia Infantry: A week in review-culture building

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After a tough series against your rivals, the Charlotte Rush,there’s a lot of things the Columbia Infantry could have done today. They chose to play kickball and have some fun as Head Coach Jacob Smulevitch discussed the performance. 

“ My team had a huge comeback win today but end of the day it was great for a good group of guys to enjoy the mud and rain.” 

Smulevitch talked about the games against the Rush “Rush games are obviously personal for me as my time with the rush and working with Troy is a huge part of who I am as a coach. I have a ton of respect for all the of the staff and the organization as a whole.” 

On the weekend the coach talked about some positive takeaways, “ I think the positives I can take away was that my group continues to support each other. Our schedule is incredibly hard for a new team but these guys continue to try to establish a culture here.”

With Ben Norton representing his country in the World Junior Championship, that creates a chance for Cade Corbin at the premier level as Smulevitch said , “Cade will be starting a premier game this weekend and we look forward to seeing him hopefully run with the opportunity.”

On the success of Jon de Castro in helping his goalies get better, Smulevitch said “Jon is an unbelievable goalie coach and I think has really helped our goalies mentally prepare for games. It seems as our starts have been better and I think a lot of the credit goes to Jon.”

One off ice moment so far that has stood out to Smulevitch is , “I think my favorite off ice moment so far was when we couldn’t have ice one day we did dodgeball in the trampoline park and that was a ton of fun for our guys.”

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