By Kris Smith
The Canadian shot-stopper made his return to the Elite League this summer as he signed up for his first season with the Stars and after a difficult start to the Challenge Cup, the team has bounced back to produce some terrific results in the league campaign.
Discussing the season so far, Kevin said: “It was a tough start, definitely.
“We had not expected that but looking back it could have been the best thing for us to go through adversity at the start like we did and now know what it takes to continue our success.
“So, sometimes that is good and especially at the start of the season because you can improve from there.”
With success starting to come now, he continued: “It has felt really good.
“I feel like we are starting to gel together much more and buy into some more detail in our games and practices, which is carrying over into the win column, which is great.
“We have a really good group of solid guys; we all want to do well as a team.
“This organisation has not done well in some of the last years but now we want to be a part of changing it and we have the right group to do that.
“I think it is starting to pick up now as you can see in the games and we are having better and more focused practices, which is super important.”
With Friday night’s home game against Manchester set to be a battle to take third place in the league standings, Carr has insisted that the team must keep their focus on the ice and not on the table.
He explained: “We cannot really look at the standings much, we have to just continue to do what brings us success and it is all the little details.
“The standings will be what they will be and we cannot get too caught up in that, so we have to just focus on what we can control, which is our attitudes, our efforts and what we bring every night to the games.”
Finally, Kevin shared his thoughts on the support from the Stars fans that he and the team have received through the first three months of the season.
He said: “The fans have been great and they have stuck with us.
“Even when we were slumping at the start and not putting a good enough product on the ice for them to come and they still came anyways and stuck by us,
“So, we really appreciate them and when we are doing well they let us know and rightfully so when we are not.
“They have been there since day one and we cannot thank them enough for their support, not only on home ice but at away games as well.”
You can see Kevin and the rest of the Stars team take on Manchester Storm on Friday night at the DIA by buying your tickets HERE!