“Attack the day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind” – Jim Harbaugh.

One of my favorite sayings from a successful head coach.

We face challenges and obstacles every day in life and every shift in hockey. It isn’t a question of if we are going to encounter something in the path to our goal, but rather how we meet that challenge.

Enthusiasm and energy have the power to overcome almost anything that stands in your way. If you’re excited to take on an obstacle, you have a much greater chance of success.

Example: Tuesday night we played a very good UNE team at home. We went down 1-0 early on a deflected point shot off of a DZ faceoff. Rather than feel sorry for ourselves, we answered with lots of energy – we continue to fight when we went down 2-1 after the first despite outplaying our opponent by a wide margin. The final score? 7-4.

I believe we won on Tuesday night not because of talent, not because of tactics, but because of the energy, effort and enthusiasm that our team showed throughout all 60 minutes of the game. It was infectious and spread like a virus throughout our bench. There was no doubt that we were going to win the game, regardless of what the score was.

“Attack the day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind”


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