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Sergei Shirokov Proving To Be Top Moose


Shirokov had 21 goals and 41 points in 69 games and was a respectable minus-1 heading into Tuesday night’s game with the Heat in Abbotsford.

Shirokov no problems, Adjusts to minor-pro level
Jim Jamieson, The Province March 31, 2010

In Monday’s 5-2 Moose win over the Heat, Shirokov didn’t figure in the scoring, but he looks as if he’s improved in his own end.

Sergei had a good first half but in the latter part of January and February he fell off” said Moose head coach Scott Arniel. “We’re hoping he can finish strong. When you look at his numbers he’s had a great rookie start, but we think there’s more there.”

Shirokov
, 24, says he’s happy with his progress, but is also proud of his vastly improved English.

“I like very much this level and this coach is good for me,” he said. “I like this hockey. It’s more hits, more shots, faster a little bit than KHL in Russia. It was tough for me the first month, now it’s better. Now no problem the rink, the system, English getting better.”

Additional Reading: http://www.theprovince.com/sports/Shirokov+problems/2746942/story.html