Michael Dorr reckons that team spirit could be the key to Fife Flyers success this season.
There are 11 new imports in Fife this season but the 26-year-old forward from Minnesota, USA, believes that there is already a good chemistry developing within the dressing room.
“I think we’ve got a great group of guys in the locker room,” Dorr told the Press.
“Everyone seems to be getting along well, so that’s good to see right away.
“Guys getting along is a big part of team success.”
Flyers’ new-look side iced together for the first time in the weekend challenge matches against Belfast Giants and Edinburgh Capitals.
A 4-4 draw with Giants was followed by a 6-4 win in Edinburgh, although Dorr was simply delighted to get back on the ice after missing most of last season through injury.
“It was good getting our feet wet, and getting acclimatised with each other and our new line mates,” he said.
“It was fun to play in front of our home town fans, they were pretty loud, so I was impressed with that.”
Dorr was one of eight Flyers to find the net over the weekend, scoring a goal in each game to get off the mark ahead of the league opener against Coventry Blaze on Saturday.
“We had six different goal scorers in Edinburgh so it’s good to see goals shared among different guys across the board.
“It shows we have some good depth here on the team which could lead to some success during the season.
“We obviously wanted to come out to a good start, but it’s pre-season, so nothing counts yet.
“We’ve just got to follow it up into the regular season this weekend.”
After playing in front of over 2200 fans in a friendly, Dorr is looking forward to experiencing the Fife home crowd in a competitive match.
“Maybe now it’s real we’ll have a little bit more people in stand,” he said.
“Hopefully they’ll be just as rowdy and just as loud because that will give us players some energy.”