Thoughts and observations from Quinnipiac's 2-1 win over RPI
Last edited by rvd5star69; 02-17-2019 at 10:00 AM.
I watched the QU game puck drop to final horn - the first time I've done that in a while. While it stung to lose in the final seconds like that, I came away feeling pretty good about the future of this team. We hung with and fought the #6 team in the country for all 60 minutes and could have possibly even won that game if a couple of pucks had deflected a few degrees differently. I really liked how some of our younger players generated opportunities (and penalties) with a scrappy, no-quit effort. Seemed to me we are getting more disciplined and focused, shooting more instead of waiting, and taking less silly penalties. Savory is getting more confident and comfortable, and it finally looks like this team is buying into Smith's process. I think this team is a goal scorer away from being pretty dangerous in the next couple of years...
The team is better this year, but it is a slow process with ups and downs. The second half seems like a different season. Savory and the transfers have made positive impacts, but the team is still offensively challenged and slow; that was a tough third period against Quinnipiac. But we seem to do the little things better and better each week, so there is hope. On to Cornell and Colgate!
Coach Smith seems to like some of SA's recruits, however the Ohrvalls weren't they only ones who did not stay. EO has scored well in the USHL this year, although of course he is an over-ager. He is currently 4th in the league in goals. The best of our current recruits is Gunnarwiolfe Fontaine who is tied for #24 which is not bad considering that he did not score a goal until his 20th game. He is tied for 4th among rookies and his teammate Christian Sarlo is tied for 14th.
Just for the review:
4⭐️ Emil Ohrwall to Michigan. Played one season at RPI. Now in the USHL. Goal scorer with a terrific shot who excels on the power play. Moves the puck to smart spots and is dangerous w/possession. Heads up player w/upside.— Neutral Zone (@_Neutral_Zone) February 19, 2019
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