The six game home series is nearing its end. The Bears only have two more games this week before heading off to Belarus and Russia. On Tuesday (7:30PM) they host Vityaz from Podolsk again, and then on Thursday (7:30) they will have a visit from Lokomotiv from Yaroslavl.
''We have two more of those games, and then another four again in December, so we have to use those games to their full potential. We have to secure as many points as we can'', said defenseman Geoff Kinrade, who joined the Bears in mid-October and has gotten three assists in 12 games so far.
In this season's first faceoff between the Bears and Vityaz, played last week, it was the Knights that took the points. In the three games the team from Podolsk has played since leaving Zagreb, they've lost twice and won once.
''We have to avoid the penalty box. We had too many penalties in the last game. We have to give it our best on the ice, fight, and play well in the defensive zone. Vityaz is a talented team that is good offensively so we're going to have to play in their zone and try to tire out their defence. We played well against Jokerit and I'm sure that we can do that again against Vityaz'', concluded Medvescak's number 4.
The Bears are still only six points behind the spot that gets them to the playoffs, and they aren't losing hope of getting there.
''The season's not over. We still have lots of games so we can still get to the playoffs. After all, there aren't very many points between us and the playoffs so we don't have to panic, but at the same time every point counts.''