Mudbugs GM on Championship Win: Why the Bugs Brought Home Another Title
Shreveport Mudbugs Hockey General Manager talks about the 'Bugs championship, a 4-2 win Tuesday night over Aberdeen.
Shreveport took their second Robertson Cup since the team joined the North American Hockey League in 2016.
"I really think (the key) is the is the leadership job of David Breazeale and Gio Procopio and Joe Mack and those guys," said Muscutt, summing up the win, "It's, honestly, beyond words. Our coaches were amazing. They pushed all the right buttons. Our fans were sensational. It's so special when it all comes together."
And what about the game itself? Why did the 'Bugs prevail against an Aberdeen team that set a league record for regular season wins? "We say it's the dirty south," he says, referring to the team's divisional opponents, "It's such a tough division to play in. Every night it's such a physical pounding...and the guys got tough and learning how to play big-boy hockey. and I really believe that when it came down to the championship, I think that we were playing big-boy hockey at a very high tempo and I think Aberdeen is a really good hockey team, but I don't think they'd seen a whole lot of what we brought."
And Musky, as always, praised the Mudbugs fans, hundreds of who traveled over a thousand miles to support the squad. "Aberdeen knew that Mudbugs fans were coming. I know that we always say this, but we have the best fans in the North American Hockey League, bar none. They're unbelievable."