Reign Weekend Postgame Quotes: Bissonnette, Dowd, Stothers, MacDermid
Bissonnette talks Teddy Bear Toss, Dowd teaches Brodzinski, Stothers doesn't want to talk San Diego, and MacDermid on Bako penalties.
Ontario Reign Insider has most of the quotes from Saturday's shootout loss to the Gulls and Sunday's OT victory over the Condors, but here are some exclusive quotes from Nic Dowd, Kurtis MacDermid, Mike Stothers, and Paul Bissonnette:
Stothers, on whether or not he shares Newbury's sentiment of not liking anyone on San Diego:
I can't speak for Newbs.
Dowd, on what he's trying to teach the younger Jonny Brodzinski:
Obviously, Jonny and I are pretty good friends going back a ways in college and stuff. He's been playing really well lately. I'm really happy for him. I guess the same thing I learned last year is everything happens an instant quicker up here, so your decisions have to be better than they were in college. I think he's slowly getting there. I mean, it's an adjustment, for sure. I was the same way coming in. Hopefully, he'll be able to continue to play well.
Bissonnette, on what he and Brian McGrattan were jawing about at the end of the game:
He was kind of chirping Newbs, so I got in the way there. Let the players focus on the ice...that's pretty much it.
Bissonnette, on being the only Reign player actively picking up teddy bears:
I was just messing around. Budaj's kid was on the ice, so I was trying to hand him the big teddy bear. That was it.
Dowd, on his heavy PK responsibilities:
I killed a lot of penalties last year. When you get those opportunities and you're successful...it's a little easier to give you a little bit more ice time, that type of stuff.
MacDermid, on if he had any thoughts on his three penalties:
Nothing. It's just part of the game. I just gotta keep going...
MacDermid, on whether or not Bogdan Yakimov "sold" being boarded:
I'm not really sure. I just try and play my game. I'm going to get called for it some time. So I just got to be ready for that.
MacDermid, on how to break Bakersfield's aggressive forecheck:
Just make crisp passes to each other, move our feet, and get the line and get it deep and go to work.