HALFWAY through the play-off series and we’ve got two wins out of three.

It’s great to get the points, but we want to step up our performances this week when we play the final three games if we want to do justice to ourselves in Coventry.

As I said last week, this new, extended qualification period will reward the teams playing the best hockey.

If we are taking to the ice with jump and everyone is buzzing, we’ll play well and the fans and players will enjoy every minute.

Even when we won our first game against Hull 7-0, it took us some time to get properly into our stride.

Our first away game was against Milton Keynes. I had to call a time out early in the first period, to take the momentum away from the home team who scored early goals.

We brought the score back to 4 -3 in the third period, and an equalising goal looked likely as we played five on five.

Then we went on a powerplay and lost the momentum we had been enjoying.

Powerplays can of course win you games and edged us into the lead against Swindon.

We might not have been at our best on Sunday but we keep finding ways to win – even if it means wearing two different skates to score a goal, as Ciaran Long did in our final regular season game against Swindon.

As you read this, you’ll know how we fared against Hull on Wednesday evening.

We lost all our games against them on their home ice in the regular season. What better time to put that right!

Then two more games at the weekend as we look for the four wins that will ensure our place in Coventry.

See you all on Saturday.