Practice update after seeing a couple since my first two posts:
Moore – This guy is the story of fall ball; may wind up being the best player on the team. Almost all his shots are on net (a guess would be 10 of 12 I’ve seen); and he consistently hits the corners; his shot does not have the power of Dox’s, but he is more accurate.
Laviano - Of the candidates for the third attack spot, that I have seen more than a shift or two, he continues to look the best; can pass as well as shoot, rides hard. I’ve not seen much of Appelt and Quinn, the other first year attackmen. They are out there so I'm going to have to seek them out and focus; Kellogg is at attack frequently, not just midfield.
Most frequently the midfield pairings are:
Conrad and Dox
Moore and Milan Murray
Fersen is looking like the third guy at close.
Fox, a probable short stick, can play excellent d; stood up to Dox on two confrontations, stripping him once, and interfering with his shooting motion on the other.
Other individuals who looked good are: D’Amario, shooting and making shots from all angles; Djiama who continues to be physical; first year Rock has been at both LSM and close, first year Kology is at LSM.
I can’t see any difference between Thompson and Rode
Dol took a few draws at the X, with his long pole.
The new face-off guy, Justin Schwenk from Monmouth, competes well vs. Brugel, but Brugel winds up winning most draws. I was hoping he was better. Looks reasonably athletic after the draw.