Giants can turn adversity into triumph, says Walser
Belfast Giants player-coach Derrick Walser is determined to turn a spate of injuries and suspensions into a positive for his team.
Walser himself missed both legs of last weekend's double-header in Sheffield after being deemed guilty of reckless use of his stick in a game against Coventry Blaze a fortnight ago.
As the Giants face Blaze again this weekend - at the Odyssey Arena tonight before the teams travel to the SkyDome tomorrow - defenceman Mitch Ganzak misses out on the first meeting having been hit with a suspension for abusing an official.
With Johan Ejdepalm also out, injured Walser wants to use the adversity to toughen up his unit.
"Every team is going to have guys in and out of the line up for different reasons and I think this is something that is going to bring us closer," he said.
"It is going to set the standard for the league that if one guys is in trouble we're not going to let him take it. We're going get in there and do whatever we have to do to protect him."