Peterborough Phantoms goalie Jordan Marr reckons his brother, Swindon Wildcats netminder Renny Marr is one of the best in the NIHL National League, despite a costly mistake last week.
Both sides faced each other last week, a game that saw Phantoms win 6-3, but Renny’s mistake for Swindon led to Ales Padelek swooping in and score the insurance marking fifth shorthanded and secure the points.
But Jordan, the older of the two, insists his younger sibling is still among the top goalies and put it down to one of those things, when he spoke to the Phantoms website.
“I think Renny’s one of the top goalies in the league and part of his game that makes him such a good goalie is his puck handling,” he said.
“When you’re trying to play the puck and make plays to break out, every now and again, mistakes happen. A couple of weeks ago in Swindon, I tried the same thing on the powerplay, it was a longer pass but it got picked up and scored on.
“It’s part of being a goalie, when you make a mistake you usually get scored on. We spoke about it after the game and it’s just a mistake, a goal is a goal.
“I thought he played well, as well, and gave them an opportunity to win. But we played our best 60 minutes and when you’re pressuring, putting the goalie and defence in their zone and it makes it difficult to break out and play.”
Slava Koulikov’s men face two stern tests when they head to Milton Keynes Lightning on Saturday to reignite the rivalry between the clubs, before Phantoms host Sheffield Steeldogs on Sunday.
But Marr is under no illusion of the task they face as they look for their first back to back victories in just over a month.
He added: “Obviously, our rivals are MK and Sheffield beat us at home last year and it was pretty tight in the cup final too.
“We know what to expect and what we need to do so we need to make sure we show up for 60 minutes.
“I think we’ve maybe been a bit inconsistent as of late, only getting two or three point weekends, but we’re under no illusions.
“Going to MK, they’ve added Liam Stewart to their line up and got a couple of guys back from injury, so it’ll probably be a tougher game than it was here when we played them last.
“There’s no such thing as an easy game. Some people would probably say that last weekend was our toughest weekend, but some will say this is our toughest weekend.”