Well, we did what we were supposed to do: we put up double digits in a shutout of a club team while holding back some of our roster. We dressed just 14 players today: CJ Groh and Gregg Gruehl in goaltender’s gear; Jamie Kendra, Chad Brears, & Kyle Lysaght and Jack Prince, Doug Reid, & Craig Pierce at forward; and Stephen Hickey & Anderson White, Ben Reinhardt & Frank Misuraca, and Steven Koshey & Mat Hagen on defense. In case you’re curious, most of the defensemen got a turn at play on a wing.
There’s not too much that you can say about a game like this. What was great? Jack Prince getting three goals was very nice. The puck movement was good: nine of the eleven goals had secondary assists, and all of those goals had a point go to a defenseman. Best of all, the team allowed just seven shots on goal—just one in the third, even with a power play. You respect your opponent—we’re still thrilled that they came to play!—but taking care of business is key.
The box score is available if you want all the gory details, but in short: 3-3–6 for Prince, 2-3–5 for Koshey, 2-2–4 for Brears (who logged a lot of those centering-defensemen minutes), and 1-2-3 for Hagen.
We’ll see everyone next week, and it’s a bit different given that we’re opposite the Havoc with this unplanned weekend against Oklahoma’s club team:
- Friday is a 7:30 p.m. start at the Iceplex (3185 Leeman Ferry Road Southwest Huntsville, AL 35801 if you’ve never been). Tickets are free on a first-come, first-served basis. There is not much room at the Iceplex, so make the drive early.
- Saturday is a 3:00 p.m. start at the VBC. All tickets are free at any seating level on a first-come, first-served basis. Sorry, season ticket holders, there’s no way to reserve those seats for you outside of you going to the box office and specifically requesting your seat, which shouldn’t be hard to do day-of.
We look forward to seeing everyone at our last home hockey of the 2012-13 season, and we’ll have big news on our conference search at mid-month.