ALBANY, NY – Not often does the weather influence an indoor sport like hockey, but Hurricane Sandy has already changed the Albany Devils approach to the week ahead. Coming off back-to-back games Friday and Saturday, which included travel to and from Hershey, Head Coach Rick Kowalsky anticipated Monday being a light day for his team.
However with the pending threat of the storm and its aftermath, the Devils decided to practice Monday at Times Union Center.
“We weren’t planning on skating today, but we decided to get on the ice, knowing that we may not be able to skate tomorrow or even come into the rink,” Kowalsky said. “We gave the guys a good skate today and an off-ice workout. If tomorrow ends up being alright, we can just have some meetings and a light stretch. Then, hopefully, get back to work Wednesday. We are keeping a close eye on this storm, knowing its coming right through here and it’s a day-by-day thing right now.”
This week’s game slate includes divisional contests against the Connecticut Whale Friday at Times Union Center and against the Adirondack Phantoms Saturday at Glens Falls Civic Center.