according to live stats,Hansen will start btwn the pipes
0-0 after 1 in Hobart,statesmen with the better of the play..
outplayed, out hustled, lost just about every battle,not to mention about all important faceoffs,lucky to get a 2-1 loss in OT,perhaps tired from last night and Hobart fresh..got pushed around all game and had no jump at all,lethargic effort at best looked like we were going thru the motions...Dzone coverage was horrible,running around like chickens with no head,and I have seen chickens with no heads,not pretty,just like this game...missed the few chances we had,made the goalie look good,no net crashing like last night..ok Hansen kept us in the game all game,great job by him the only bright spot.a..break a stick with a slash you will get a penalty EVERYTIME...scorpio post again...Faceoffs horrible as mentioned b4,killed us...Small line-up at forward again,I think we got pushed around big time..
I think it's a little too much to ask a young team like this to travel and have to play a quality opponent on only twelve hours rest. Not a good scheduling move.
I was in Oswego for the Elmira game, and watched the feed for Hobart game.
Elmira- special night, good come back. Scorpio, Emersson, Berry good, of course Zizek. Richer good but seemed to fight the puck the last half game. MacMillian very good, Novick impressed. Campbell and Brun not so good.
Hobart- Hanson good, Brun had a better game I thought. Scorpio, Berry very good again. Struggled for long stretch's to get it out of our end or generate much. Almost a great result against a serious team that should have been very motivated. Hopefully we get another crack at them at the Pathfinder.
What did we learn,
Goaltending is not our weakness. Both goalies can win games.
MacMillian is a big part of the team, he can run the PP and create offense, missed him today. Assuming Brun & Rukowski can get back to their level, the D should be good enough.
Offense, none of the rookies have shown they can score. The sophomores however seem ready to produce more, Zizek, Scorpio showed they probably should get first PP time.
Anyways, if you count the exhb. game I would have been OK with a 1-1-1 start. so a 2-1(OT)-0. Is not great, but very good. I think we can make changes to create a more offense. Time will tell but my glass is half full.
Whoever scheduled this game should probably get their head checked. Why would you do that to yourselves knowing it's a young team. Just seems bizarre. Was at the game, first two periods weren't great but okay, third you could tell we were gassed and couldn't get out of our own end.
Allow a contrarian point of view - you schedule this game with a young team out of the gate to test them...to find out who is up to the challenge and as a coaching staff what you have to work with. 2nd game of the year. Quality opponent. This will pay dividends IMO.
Was at both games - agree with those above me who are far more knowledgeable.
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with all due respect draft, we were at all three games. Lakers beat a fast talented all star team from Ontario. It has been reported that five of those boys have now committed to D1 teams. One has been drafted into the NHL. Remember Oswego has only been with the coaches two weeks and are a very young team. Saturday nights game was one of the most emotional nights we have ever seen in Oswego. Elmira is a big talented hockey team and the game took its toll on both teams. Oswego has a quick turn around Sunday in Geneva. Remember a lot of these Oswego boys are playing their first college
games. Hobart has an advantage on their ice and they have a fast team. As someone said they are a serious team and they had a lot at stake yesterday with already losing on Friday. Oswego was not lethargic, they actually never gave up and busted their butts. Huge problem is taking draws something like 19 for 54. If you cannot get the faceoff you are flying around for 30 seconds trying to get the puck back and by then you are gassed. To lose in OT with a low score against a strong opponent is not to be taken as a major failure for a young team.
Ok agree the scheduling was not great,but sometimes you cant help that...that said still think we got out hustled and lost many battles,perhaps due to a smallish line-up...face-offs were almost like we were not ready......yes not the end of the world,many more games to come,just dont like getting pushed around and I think we did,almost rather lose than get pushed around...goalies were very good all weekend
any guess who gets the nod tonight btwn the pipes??
No Herlihey, Macmillan or Ferria, not our best lineup, considering...any road win is a good result.
Finally got a goal from a rookie, Gillispie with long range snipe. I know it's just Cortland but this team has a lot to prove, tonight they took one step up the ladder.
Novick and Allen are interesting new additions. I like them both. I need to see more from Brun, I would have expected him to dominate in a game against Cortland.
Berry consistent results every game.
I'm not going to be to hard on the PP, I suspect MacMillian and Herlihey were key members of unit 1 at all practices, so that's difficult to replace on short notice.
Haven't been to Cortland in a long time. Really nice facilities. Overall a nice performance from the Lakers. 2nd game that I've been to and I like the hustle on this team. No off shifts. Richer made some real nice saves for the few times he was tested. I wish Cortland would have played the whole game like they did in the third. I don't know what aspect of the game in general was worse. The penalty calls or our power play. Nice to see Deroucher play with a good quality chance to score. I am liking our D so far. Didn't wee the Hobart game though. We need to hire a shooting coach these guys just can't shoot. Where is Fitzgerald or Lujak??
Still no Farabee even with Herlihey and Ferraria out. Really liked what I saw from Molinaro.
Defense was pretty solid, for most of the game it was like we put a bag on their head and just kept pulling tighter.
Power Play, agree with below mentions on some pieces missing.
And **** did Berry get robbed at the end with the ENG, was just robbed by a flailing stick.
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