Developing Greater Trust Across the Board, PU Hockey Aims to Resume Winning Ways
Bill Alden, Town Topics (10/24/12)
For the Princeton University men’s hockey team, rebounding from a frustrating 2011-12 campaign that saw it go 9-16-7 comes down to developing greater trust across the board.
Princeton head coach Bob Prier, for his part, needs to trust that he will work smarter after his first season at the helm of a college program.
"I am more patient overall, taking more time to digest things," said Prier. "I am thinking things through more clearly. We are being more efficient with advancements in technology."
In Prier's view, his players have gained a greater trust in themselves as they head into the season.
"They feel more organized; we have an agenda that we are sticking to now," said Prier, whose team opens the 2012-13 season by facing Brown on October 26 in the Ivy League Shootout in Providence, R.I. and then playing either Dartmouth or Yale the next day.
"This group believes in each other. They want to do what they need to in order to be champions and be successful."