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In his words: Komets Kaleigh Schrock

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Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 9:53 pm

Komets right wing Kaleigh Schrock on dealing with the frustration of the team's 3-9 stretch.

How do you deal with the frustration of all this?

It's tough. It reminds me so much of the Central League. The best way to deal with it is to know that things can get better. All you have to do is get hot going into the playoffs. You've seen it this year in the NFL with the Ravens. My college team my senior year, I think we were a .500 team until we snapped off 13 in a row to win the national championship. We have a great opportunity, and the opportunity is if we can sneak into the playoffs and put together some good games and some points, we're going to be battle-tested because of the season and the position we're in. Rather than looking at it as going uphill, it's still a good opportunity for us. If we do make the playoffs, we'll know we played great hockey to get in.

It's a tough one tonight to swallow, but the good news is we've given up two goals our last two games. The defense is there. WE're playing more predictible and everyone is on the same page. We still have a great opportunity, and guys have to realize that. The playoff effort was there tonight, but we didn't score.

As one of the alternate captains, what do you say to the guys?

Everything has been said. Having Chaulker back has been great. He's so vocal in the locker room, it's my job to go out on the ice and force guys to play as hard as they can by playing as hard as I can myself and really showign the guys what it's about winning games down the stretch.

With Chaulker, Smith, Butler we've got a lot of leaders. Rizker has stepped up to be a leader this year and been more vocal in the room. When you say everything in the room, there comes a time when... I've never heard anything that has won a hockey game in the locker room, it has to happen onthe ice. Our last two games have been a lot better, but we have to find a way to start winning.