Prior to the 2016 season no one thought of Hajarna as a .500 club.
Not even Coach Jonny Edgren.
“We have exceeded expectations,” Edgren says.
Rewind to the start of the season and the Sharks of Göteborg looked like a team in dismay. The challenge was not as much winning games as it was actually putting a team on the field.
It is a totally different story now.
“The team has exceeded my expectations for sure. I’m proud of them,” Edgren says.
With the double header against the Malmö Pilots on Sunday, the Sharks are looking for that elusive playoff spot to once again have a shot at Elitserien. At 6-6, they are in seventh place in the standings and would right now face Tranås in the first round, a team they have beaten this season. Coach Edgren, however, is cautious.
“The best thing about this season so far is that it’s been so positive. We have had a lot of veteran guys coming back, providing leadership. A lot of new guys showing up with lots of energy. This group of guys are so fun to be around,” he says.
When the Malmö Pilots show up at Shark Park tomorrow they will do so as underdogs. Hajarna has won three out of four games this season. As cautious as Edgren is, he is, as always, looking for wins.
“The games against the Pilots are always fun, always well-played games. Usually close games.”
“I am looking forward to them, and yeah, I always want to win games. Tomorrow is no exception,” Edgren says.
First pitch tomorrow is at 12.00 at Shark Park. Second game usually starts at around 14.30.