Ginn: Play-off hockey has already begun for Storm
Manchester Storm goaltender Matt Ginn said he had started his hockey game two weeks ago.
Ryan Finnerty's men are just behind the top eight and are ready for the final push, starting with Milton Keynes Lightning tonight with a tough battle against Coventry Blaze on Saturday.
But Ginn insists they are not looking behind the Lightning and on a place where Manchester has lost in his last two visits.
"Of course, you want to be closer to the top, but we have adopted the hockey mindset over the last two weeks. So we're going to do the business and hope the chips are coming up.
"It's not new to play these games have to win, but the end result is that we have to win these last two.
"It will be a difficult task in Milton Keynes, but let's hope that we can get both points and that everyone is watching this match against Coventry. We are certainly not looking to overtake Milton Keynes for the moment.
"I think Tim Wallace did a great job in this country and is a hard working team every night. They are very opportunistic in the back and wait for teams to make mistakes.
"But if we to the plan and system that Finner gives us, we should succeed. "
Ginn gives himself a brief glimpse of Coventry, who travels to Altrincham on Saturday, but ponders a relentless campaign.
And he insists that despite the battle in which they find themselves, the rest of the team is excited about what could happen to him.
He added, "We have been playing important games for about a month and these are the games you want to play as a player.
"We want to take care of Milton Keynes first, but then we have Coventry, who has a good team, who has the offensive spirit and who will be a good test for us. We have always had good games against them and it will certainly be exciting.
"When we started to gain momentum, we suffered a setback, but that shows how competitive our league has been.
"Night after night, anyone can be anybody and just watch last week when Dundee beat Cardiff the night after Cardiff beat us, after we beat Belfast and that makes hockey exciting
"Everyone in our room is looking forward to the weekend."