Bobcats Hell Week | VideoLee Timmerman | 8/28/2012
"I do think it is a good test. I think it`s a good way to find out what people got inside when it gets down to that 3rd period and we need to go who`s going to be there you know," said defenseman Jeremy O`Keefe.
"We do hockey-specific things whether it`s quick feet agility drills it`s not just weight training we`re not trying to push a big amount of weight we`re working on cardio, we`re working on simulating a shift in hockey 30-40 seconds as hard as you can go. He does a nice job of simulating whether it`s quick movements we need for a skating stride and stuff like that," said head coach Layne Sedevie.
Hell Week has become a tradition with the Bobcats and Sedevie says they`ve developed a points system to determine a champion. All of this is designed to refine the skills needed on the ice.
"I think it`s pretty important. Hockey`s not a game you can just go out and play. You have to be in shape you have top be strong. It`s a mixture of all the sports. You don`t just need a strong upper body. It`s kind of the least important thing. It`s more about legs and different agility and all that," said forward Mike Dockry.
The Bobcats will start the season at the NAHL Showcase, which is less than two weeks away.