September 27th, 2016

Coventry Blaze can turn their poor start around – Mike Quesnele

CANADIAN defenceman Mike Quesnele believes Coventry Blaze have enough quality to turn thins around.

The Elite League play-off champions have two wins from their opening seven games heading into this weekend’s matches against Nottingham Panthers and Braehead Clan.

A 4-1 defeat at Manchester Storm last Saturday was followed by a 2-1 home reverse to Belfast Giants on Sunday and Quesnele knows improvement is needed.

“We were not happy with the way we played on Saturday and we played a little better on Sunday,” said the 26-year-old, who is playing in his first season at professional level and who played under current Blaze boss Chuck Weber for Cincinnati Cyclones in 2009.

“It seems we take a step forward and then two or three steps back. We are disappointed. It has been a tough start – it is tough when you are losing – but we have a very good group of guys. We need to get it together and when we do we will be fine.

“We have a very talented group, we have a lot of goalscorers who are frustrated they are not scoring. The guys are upset but we just need a win to build some confidence.

“This group has the talent, we believe in this group and we can turn things around.”