National Ice Hockey League Division 1 (South)

Josh Florey: “There were lots of positives to take from the game”

30th November 2019    News

This week, we spent time with the captain Josh Florey after last Sunday’s defeat to Chelmsford.

Q: What did you think about the last game
JF: Last Sunday’s defeat to Chelsmford was definitely a bitter one to swallow, having led the game for so long. We had a plan and we executed it well for 39 minutes! We spent lots of time in their end, but unfortunately, we just weren’t clinical enough. To concede so late on in a period, and then so early into the next was disappointing. There were lots of positives to take from the game though, we’ve worked hard in training this week & hoping to improve our away record!

Q: Who has been the toughest opponent so far this season?
JF: All of our opponents have been tough, it’s a tough league. I think it’s a tossup between Streatham & Chelmsford. They’re both fast, skilled teams but I think Streatham just edge it for me.

Q How have you found the step up to NIHL 1?
JF: It’s a competitive league, and anyone can beat anyone on any given day, but having played in NIHL 1 before, I knew what was to be expected. I certainly do feel it though on a Monday morning, after a double header.

Q: Who has impressed you out of your new teammates? 
JF: I think Simon has done a great job recruiting this summer, and I wouldn’t say anyone has surprised me as such. One guy that has certainly come out of his shell, and definitely stepped up to the mark so far this season is Sam Shone.

Q: Do you have an interesting fact about you that people might not know
JF: I’m superstitious when it comes to hockey, I change certain rituals if we lose & certain one’s I always follow on game day. 

Q: Aside from the Stars, did you have a favourite hockey team when you were growing up?
JF: Not particularly, I always chose St. Louis Blues when playing games consoles though!

Q: Do you like any other sports/teams?
JF: I follow Oxford United, and I do try get to the games when I’m not playing myself. I like watching England compete in any sport too.

Q: What do you do when you’re not playing hockey?
JF: When I’m not working or playing, I like to go for a nice walk with my dog & spend time with friends/family!

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