2015-16 CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week Q&A
Adam Morrison –October 19-25
ECHL: You joined the Swamp Rabbits on Friday after the team made a trade with Quad City, where you started your 15-16 ECHL Season. On Saturday, you helped the Swamp Rabbits to an overtime win over South Carolina by stopping 24 shots. On Sunday, you also had 24 saves in the Swamp Rabbits’ victory over Florida. What was it like being thrown so quickly into game action with your new team? How did these two quick victories help you settle in with your new teammates?
Adam Morrison: It always helps to get thrown into the fire and get game action right away, it helps with your timing and allows you to just let loose and play. The 3 wins are the most important part from this past weekend obviously it helps get you off on the right foot with new teammates, but they did an outstanding job in front of PJ and myself all weekend and made our jobs in goal much easier. Overall it was just nice to get in and get situated with the new group and a good step in the right direction.
ECHL: Your first victory with your new team was against the Stingrays – a team that you spent parts of the last three seasons with. What was it like playing at the North Charleston Coliseum, but this time as a visitor?
AM: It was a good feeling coming back to a rink and city that I have called home for the past three years. Being at the other end of the rink I knew what to expect , a hard working and determined team, so I knew I had to dig in and do my best to give my team the best chance to come away with 2 points and the guys in front of me did the same and made my job easy.
ECHL: You previously won the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week in February 2015. Between then and now, what would you say has improved the most about your style of play?
AM: I would have to say maturity and strength. I put a great deal of time into my skating, core and lower body strength this summer which has helped me simplify my game. Also the experience I gained from my first three years and last season especially have helped calm things down in the crease as well.
ECHL: You’re one of the ‘new kids’ in the locker room, what do you think is unique about the 15-16 Swamp Rabbits Team? What are your goals for the Season?
AM: So far I have noticed that we have a very close group of guys which as a new player is great to jump in , help out and become a part of. Myself personally I would like to help this team succeed and give them every opportunity possible to make the playoffs and then pursue a championship.
ECHL: Looking back on your career to this point, what has been your proudest ‘hockey moment’ so far?
AM: I have had so many great experiences and played with great teammates along the way that it is tough to pin point one specific moment but being apart of the winning streak in South Carolina last year was something special that no one guy in that room will ever forget.