Not taking anything away from Clarkson. They are the real thing and destined for Lake Placid if they keep playing the way they are.
That being said, IMO, that might have been Hansons best game. He stopped a lot of Grade A's. He never seemed to be out of position. At full strength, he stopped all 21 shots. The first Clarkson score was a redirect but IMO a high stick and should not have been counted. One of our defensemen screen another shot plus Clarkson is **** good and every puck possession was a battle.
Nick DeSimone had career 15 goals and 48 points (.44pts/game)
Jeff Taylor had career 18 goals and 92 points (.62 pts/game)
Last year when our forwards were being doubled up these two blasted away from the point and screens, tips and redirects got us goals.
In College Hockey right now 4 of the top 10 defences are ECAC teams including the top 3. Once again outstanding goalies abound as do outstanding defences and coaches. We cannot compete just by having the best defence. Look at all those great defensive teams from Yale. It will only take you so far.
We need offence from our blue line to take the pressure off of our forwards. We need to turn those 8 defenders into snipers. How about this week, 2 extra hours of practice each day where the "D" take target practice from the point. 500 shots a day with a blindfold on and a tin can tied to the pipe. We also need one on one coaching for Vas Kolias. IMO, if he could develop a shot, he would be an absolute terror !!!
We also have to fix the PK and PP. I have no idea how to do this. I will speak to the hockey gods.
We are exceeding my expectations for a rebuilding year and nothing has shaken my belief that our coaches are the best in College Hockey. I am just seeing the potential for us to have offensive depth for the first time since 2014. Three lines scored against St Lawrence.
Getting our "D" more involved in the offence will put a lot more pressure on Hanson to "defend the Keep" but I think he is up to it.