September 29th, 2016

Positive Drew Fisher wants fans to stick by Coventry Blaze

Updated: 3:31 pm, Oct 15, 2015

AMERICAN forward Drew Fisher is focused on taking the positives from a mixed weekend for Coventry Blaze.

The 28-year-old scored the winning penalty shot as Blaze beat Belfast Giants 2-1 at the SSE Arena in the Elite League on Saturday night.

He then claimed his first goal for the club in a stunning 10-8 defeat to Giants at the Skydome on Sunday night.

And Fisher wants the Blaze support to remain patient as Chuck Weber’s side continue to find their feet this season.

He said: “There have not been many games in pro hockey I have been part of which have ended up with that score. It was a crazy game.

“But we took some positives, especially offensively. For the guys that came in, hopefully that can open the floodgates now.

“There are also things we can do better like managing the puck – it is about putting it all together. There are always going to be ups and downs, you need to find that balance.

“The guys are working hard and we have so much talent in the team. We just need to find some consistency.

“I really do have high expectations for this team and so do the other guys in the locker room. We need the fans to keep supporting us and be patient as the guys are working really hard.”

Fisher joined Blaze this summer after spending three years with Tulsa Oilers and he revealed he is loving life at the Skydome.

“I have really enjoyed it so far and the hockey is great,” he added. “There is always an adjustment period but I am getting more and more confident.

“I can’t control everything out there but what I can control is my work ethic and attitude.”

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