This time of the year you must be calm. You must be confident in your ability. Your mind must be clear.
We do not want any thought troubling our focus. In order to perform at our best we must have our mind still and blank as we step on the ice.
There should be no pre-determined thoughts on what will happen circling in our mind. Yes, we do believe that we will succeed and that we will play great - but in order to succeed our mind must be focused on the task at hand and connecting the dots in front for what is happening on the ice.
Be confident before you step on the ice. Have a vision of your best self performing. Step on the ice and get you mind focusing on what is happening - Play in the moment.