Game Quotes, November 24th: Monsters 5, Moose 4 (OT)

Head Coach Joe Sacco
(On the win) “The guys had a private meeting tonight and they wanted to challenge themselves. We’ve been struggling lately on the road. They were looking for a better effort from everybody and tonight they got that. They played a full 60 minutes of hockey.”

(On Wes O’Neill’s goal) “We’ll get it any way we can and we’re glad he got that.”

(On playing 60 minutes) “Part of our game plan by the staff was to put more shots on goal. We wanted to make it simpler. We wanted to execute on that and we did it.”

Right wing Mark Rycroft
(On the first goal) “That was a big one. I thought I had the first, but as you can see by the replay, it was clearly Wes’ goal. It was nice to get a goal right there.”

(On this win) “Manitoba is one of the best teams we’ve faced this year. It was almost a must win for us tonight. Now it’s nice to have a whole week off to prepare for Toronto next Friday. ”

(On breaking Manitoba’s stride) “I’m not so much worried about Manitoba as I am with us. We’re competitive and we proved we can beat anybody in this league on any given night.”

Right wing Chris Stewart
(On the game winning goal) “David Jones won the draw. The rebound was there right in the slot. The opportunity was there and I put it home.”

(On Stewart’s play) “Hard work is what it’s attributed to and that’s how I play every night.”

(On the win) “We battled back and came out fighting from 1-0. We had the lead and a big save on the 5-on-3. Overall it was a big team win."