10/02/2012 12:43 PM
Defenseman Mark Borowiecki provides Behind the B-Sens readers with some thoughts about the B-Sens first weekend of training camp as the team prepares to host the Hershey Bears for their first of three preseason games tomorrow night.
The first weekend of training camp is in the books and it's going good so far. Obviously it is a lot of hard work. Guys don't really skate too much during the summer and we've been going pretty hard here doing two-a-days. Overall the guys are working hard and the pace is pretty good. Hopefully we can keep it going.
The lockout hasn’t affected training camp too much for us. Obviously there are a few of the “big name” guys who are here with us. The intensity level has been high. Luke (Richardson) is making sure that we maintain that level of intensity everyday and I think guys are really treating this just as it is - their main camp for the season.
I've been through six development camps now with Ottawa, so I've been around the organization for a while as one of the younger guys. Because of that there is a sense of familiarity with this group at training camp. There are already some relationships that have been made by going through those development camps together so it makes it easy coming back in here to prepare for the season.
Our first preseason game is tomorrow night against Hershey. We’ve been preparing out here on the ice at practice these past few days. We're working hard and keeping the pace is high. I think in the end that effort will show. It’ll kind of translate over into our first game.
Going into the new season I think we have something to prove. I know for me personally and I think also for our team, especially after the way last year went, we’re going to play with a chip on our shoulder. We want to come out and work hard to prove that we're not that bad and after these first few days of camp I really think were going to rebound this year.