Lamoreaux is interesting; as you noted he faced a ton of shots (the most in the USHL by a fair amount) on a bad team and hung on save percentage wise until closer to the end. I think his numbers don't tell the story but only time will tell.hockeypuck wrote:Defense has Ahcan, Perbix, Bushy, Meier, Anderson, Jaycox and Kuster coming back. Add Zinns ( 46 pts in 58 GP for a D), Trejbal (40 pts in 55 GP) and Zeimer (18 pts in 55 GP) coming in. Both coaches mentioned Trejbal and Zinns are very good. Solid D core.
Offense has J. Poehling, N. Poehling, Fitzgerald, Walker, Hentges, Brodzinski, Miller, Wahlin, and Hammer coming back. Still pretty solid. Then add 3 top Fwd's in Krannila (45 pts in 60 GP), Kupka (71 pts in 60 GP) and Okabe (58 pts in 60 GP) plus a solid Molenaar (33 pts in 53 GP) and possibly Enebak (24 pts in 51 GP). Looks very good to me. One coach was high on Krannila last year and also mentioned the two AJHL's being very good. They also have all summer to look for possibly one more.
Goaltending, Hrenak coming back and Lamoreaux backing him up. Zevnik could also possibly be back. Solid again... Mentioned Lamoreaux playing for a team giving up 50 shots so he should be a lot better with a D only giving up 20.
I can't wait...!!!
I like the 'D' we have and am equally excited about the pipeline Larson and co. have established. I think he might be shifting us a bit more to the UMD mindset of building a team.
Goals won't come as easy for this team but there is still talent there. I wonder if we will try and dip into the transfer portal or find a late bloomer yet this summer? TEO probably already knows and just won't tell us.