Hello from Goyang-Si!
Today was the first full day in Korea and I’m excited to share a bit with all of you!
As luck has it, my slowly adapting to the Korean time totally worked out and I was able to get a very well good night sleep last night and was full of energy all day today. It was a rather busy day with lots to do, but it feels good.
The day started with breakfast at 9am followed by a quick team meeting and then we were headed to the ice rink. We didn’t go on the ice in the morning, instead did an off-ice session where I got a bike interval in as well as some mobility. After the training, we went back to the hotel for lunch before we had a bit over an hour free time.
During that time, Nico Bullo, Monika Waidacher and me took a stroll in the city of Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do… This is where we’re staying at right now by the way. It was very nice being outside and going for a walk, although it was really cold. We made our way to a Starbucks where we warmed ourselves up with coffee and hot chocolate before heading back to the hotel again for another team meeting.
Team meetings are usually tactical meetings where we would look at how we should be playing through theory and looking at videos from previous games. Additionally to team meetings, the special teams (Powerplay and Penalty-Kill) have more meetings, of which I am not involved. After the meeting, we had a quick snack and then went to the rink for a 90-min ice practice. It was a good, good energy and it was nice to get the legs going again.
The day finished with a nice dinner, another team meeting and finally physical therapy for me. Now I’m headed off to bed, tomorrow we have the first exhibition game against Canada! 😊