One key part of playing any sport and succeeding is confidence. It seems to me that this part of an athlete’s game is frequently overlooked. Going into any game or situation, confidence is key! Rather than going into a game thinking you are going to get blown out, think of winning, being the underdog to upset that team with a perfect record. If you want to win the game you must be confident that you can do it and envision it before hand. While on the rink to play your best you must be confident in yourself. You cannot always be scared of making a mistake and getting yelled at by your coach. Have you ever watched an NHL game, even they make mistakes.