BY JOHN DECOSTE
Kings County Advertiser/Register
Although the 2010/ 2011 season had a less than satisfactory ending for the Acadia hockey Axemen, head coach Darren Burns has “lots of positives.”
After a fourth-place finish in the regular season, the Axemen swept UPEI in the first round of the playoffs, then lost their semifinal series to UNB three games to one, including a loss in quadruple overtime.
“We felt we had a legitimate shot at making it to nationals. We fell short of that, and that’s disappointing,” Burns says.
Hockey Axemen head coach Darren Burns: “Am I happy? Not totally. Am I proud of the guys for what they were able to accomplish? Absolutely.” File
“There are things you can control, and lots of things you can’t. I felt a lot of the things we could control, we did.”
The Axemen “had an up-and-down first half due to having so many new faces,” but “got on a good run” in the second half until “we ran into some injury problems that didn’t help.”
Other than the second period in game one against UNB, “I felt our six playoff games were our six best games of the year.” (more…)