Recruit Report: Pierre fitting in nicely after trade
In this week’s recruit report, Nick Pierre has bounced back well since a trade to Cedar Rapids a few weeks ago. Since joining the Roughriders, he has six points (4g, 2a) in 12 games. Pierre had 33 points (17g, 16a) in 60 games last season for Sioux City and scored the game-winning goal in the final game of the playoffs to give the Musketeers the Clark Cup.
"For the majority of my time here so far, I've really been trying to lead the aspect of just having fun and playing the game the right way and trying to lead by example the best way I can and just bringing a lot of energy and having fun with it,” Pierre told USHL Puck News. “Being a guy that's loud on the bench, trying to pick people up when they're down, trying to encourage people, trying to be an enforcer and all that stuff.”
"As long as we stay on this path and stay on the straight and narrow and keep playing the game that we're playing right now, I believe that will be a contender for the Clark Cup, which is awesome," he said. "Everyone's buying into one another, and it's so fun to see.
"I'll go back to this one. When everyone's doing that, everyone's having fun. And when everyone's having fun, we're winning games. So that's how I look at it. But the reason why we're having so much success is due to the fact that everyone is putting their head down and working. Everyone wants it just as bad as the guy next to them."
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