Last month we were introduced to Brandon Wheat Kings goaltender Jordan Papirny. He introduced himself to us with the first chapter of his 2014 Draft Blog which he's agreed to share with us and our audience over the course of this season.
If you missed Part I you can find it HERE. And now here is a quick follow up from Jordan Papirny.
So far these first few months of the season have been very busy! Lots of
practicing, early mornings, and bus trips.
Coming up this Wednesday we head out
to Spokane to kick off our U.S. road trip. As a team we are growing and getting
better day by day, and I really think we're going to be a strong team.
me, I've played 3 games so far and every time I'm in, I try and make the most of
my opportunity. Some of the more challenging areas I've faced so far is consistency, whether its in practice or even in the games I've played. I think
that at this level, that it is one of the most important things to manage but at
the same time, one of the hardest.
I also think that another important aspect is
just taking care of myself, whether its stretching properly, eating the right
foods, and taking advantage of my rest. In a 72 game season I really think that
little things like that can be the difference in consistency.
Working with our
goalie coach Brent Zelenewich, we have really started to focus on being more
efficient in the net. Especially at this level it is very important to move as
little as you can while still being able to save the puck; trying to eliminate
Thanks for reading
Papirny is listed at WHL.ca as being 6'0 and 170 lbs. The Edmonton
native was drafted in the 1st round (22nd overall) by Brandon in the
2011 WHL Bantam Draft. He was named the 2013-12 AMHL Playoff MVP after
posting a 1.61 GAA and .946 sv% for Edmonton's South Side Athletic Club. So far this season he has compiled a 1-2- record with a 3.68 GAA and .874 sv%.