Admirals make a comeback with six-game winning streak

Posted at 9:30 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 22:30:31-04

The Admirals are on a six-game winning streak, but it was tough getting there.

"There's no excuses...nobody cares," said Head Coach Karl Taylor. "They're like win dummy, we don't care what you- what's going on. And I totally understand that."

But two months ago the team looked dead in the water.

"February was a little rough let's be honest," Taylor said. "It was some long, grinding nights, lots of video, lots of gut checks and soul searching. All the things you do as a coach and as a player as well."

Now they have jumped back into the playoff race.

"We're coming together at the, you know, perfect time right now, but I think a lot of the guys have come together," said forward Colin Blackwell. "We've had a lot of moving pieces throughout the course of the year, but you know, we've had some people come down from Nashville and some guys really step up."

And Blackwell is having a large say in that.

"You know I think we're going to be a pretty scary team if we can sneak in and you know, make a run here," he said.

If one thing defines this team It's grit.

"Yeah I think those overtime losses that loom over our head right now, maybe that was us getting everything we could out of certain situations," said Taylor. "Yeah, we'd like to win a few more and be in a better position, but maybe, I know there's three or four games we scored in the last two minutes to tie it up, to get to overtime and get those points, to be in the situation we are now."

"We've had this playoff intensity," said Blackwell. "It's kind of been the main focus kind of here in our locker room. And you know, in the last 10 games, I think we had five games scheduled against Rockford, so it's kind of one of those things where if you take care of your own business and kind of do your job, which has been you know, one of the main messages sent from the coaching staff to us and you know, our playoffs started with 15 games left in the regular season."