Improvement is what really matters

OHSWEKEN – Arnold “Bub” Jacobs’ mission with his young PeeWee Intertown team is not so much making them championship winners as a team, as it is to help each and every member of his team become better hockey players.

Blair Green opened the scoring for Six Nations at 8:45 of the first period, with Donavan Monteforte drawing the assist. There was no scoring in the second. Monteforte cut diagonally across the high slot area and drifted a shot towards the Ingersol net. Dawson Sharpe got a piece of with his stick, but not enough to stop it completely as the puck deflected into the back of the net.

“I noticed today that our players had their heads up. We’ve been working on that at practice,” says Jacobs after his team’s 2-0 win over Ingersol, Saturday afternoon at the Gaylord Powless Arena. “There was a lot of hard work done by our defensemen.”

Although certainly pleased with the win, it is the improvement in his players that has him excited the most.

“It’s good to see them playing more like a team today, looking around to see who’s open. It’s good to see that.”

The next phase in his team’s development is endurance.

“We’re lacking in that a little bit, but it will come in time,” Jacobs says.

They had a lot of opportunity to improve this week with a very busy game schedule.

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