Mizzou Hockey Feeling the Blues
WENTZVILLE - The Missouri Club Hockey team felt the blues in their Sunday practice on October, 21st. Only difference is, the so-called "blues" was a good thing.
Due to the NHL lock-out three of the St. Louis Blues coaches, including head coach Ken Hitchcock, took over the Tiger's practice.
"We are going to put a few drills in here that we want to see how they work with our guys so we are using these guys as ginny pigs", said Coach Hitchcock.
Although the players had a lot of fun with the practice they also felt what it was like practicing like a professional athlete.
" Guys are hunched over a little bit more... it's good, it's a lot faster pace then what we have been used to but it's good to speed it up a little bit" said Senior center Alex Roth.
Hitchcock viewed the practice as help for his coaching staff during the lockout because he said, " We need to be ready to go at any time... It's frustrating for the fans and for the coaches but it is what it is."
"These guys must be pretty bored because they are here coaching us," joked Junior left wing Danny Walsh.
For one night the players were able to live a dream even if it included being yelled at by a NHL coach. At least it is like the pro's.