ALBANY, NY — While Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and share the holiday with friends and family, the Albany Devils still have to worry about a hockey games. The team hosts the Binghamton Senators Friday at Times Union Center and then travels to face the Springfield Falcons Saturday at MassMutual Center.
Head Coach Rick Kowalsky says he isn’t too worried about his team’s focus and is grateful for way the schedule plays out.
“I just look at it that we are fortunate that we can be home,” Kowalsky said. “We’ve been in Rochester for two years and I think we were in Manchester my first year. Guys make plans. We talk about focus, but I think it’s kind of nice to have the game Wednesday and we can have day off or a stretch and guys can enjoy some time with their family.”
Their profession at times does take them away from family and friends on important holidays, but hockey players are a resourceful bunch and will find ways to enjoy some turkey.
“I know teammates get together as a group and just enjoy the holiday even though it’s a little different than the average person,” Kowalsky said. “It’s just a short afternoon; get a short bite to eat with friends and family and get back to work.”