Our interview of the week is with Saskatchewan Shockers owner Heinz Doofenshmirtz.
SHL Digest: We are here today with Heinz Doofenshmirtz, owner of the Saskatchewan Shockers.
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Hi, I am super happy to be here and talk about my team!
SHLD: Great! Your team’s having a bit of a rough year. What do you think about the Shockers so far?
HD: I am very proud of my team! I feel like we have a shot now.
SHLD: Oh, really? You think your team is going to get better in the second half?
HD: I felt like all we needed was a winning streak. Now we’ve got one! I think we’re on our way to the top! At least I hope so.
SHLD: Do you have any favorite players on your team so far?
HD: Well, Chris Oflyng is not bad at all. He’s our star and the captain of our team, and he’s got a few goals for us. So I like that.
SHLD: Anyone else?
HD: I have to applaud our goalie [Zeke Zagurski]. Even though we haven’t necessarily won a lot of games, he has a very impressive save percentage, and his statistics are some of the best in the SHL.
SHLD: That’s true! So what do you think is the key to getting into contention in the second half?
HD: I think that we’re really going to have to focus on what we’re the best at. We’ve won a couple games in a row, so we’ve got to be doing something right.
SHLD: That’s true! Any specific ideas for improvement?
HD: Like our coach [Myron Beasley] says, we’ve got to focus on the basics. We’ve got to keep our spirits up, and not get knocked down by a loss or two, or 12. We’ve got to keep fighting and work hard!
SHLD: What do you think it would?
HD: I’m seriously surprised about how revved up our fans have been, and I love that. They’re great fans, and they deserve to see good results. We can work on our Saskatchewan Pride with a few more Saskatche-wins. Right? Get it?
SHLD: We get it. Well, good luck in the second half, and thanks for your time.
HD: Thank you for choosing me as the only owner to be interviewed so far. Go Shockers!