Port Huron for seventh place in the North and one of the worst teams in the NAHL? Hmmmmm. Not sure about that. Fighting Falcons return considerable veteran talent. I would think they will be in an epic battle for fourth place. Coach-general manager Steve Shannon has a lot of talent to work with.
Why have Springfield so low? I only ask because I'm going to their exhibition game against the University of Illinois' club team Friday and would be interested to have an idea of what to expect out of the Blues. I haven't seen Springfield play in years.
Stephen, are you saying that the Kenai River Brown Bears should try lure Rob Proffit away from Fairbanks? hahahahahahahahahaahha
That will never happen. EVER! You realize that Rob Proffit basically runs all levels of hockey in Fairbanks right? Maybe the Brownies should also consider Dan Bylsma too?
Rob Proffitt is one of the few guys that can step in and make Kenai River a powerhouse...
I know it is difficult to have a handle on every team and division. I will comment on the Central division. i have coached 22 players in that division in the last 2 years. I saw The Aberdeen main camp, Austin Camp and a little of the Brookings camp. There is no way Brookings finishes behind Aberdeen and Coulee. I agree that Austin and Bismarck are both strong, If Brookings finds a goalie they will compete for the top of this division. Their top 4 'D' are as strong as any in the league. Should be a battle all year.
Cory Laylin might have been a great college hockey player as well as a decent professional player and coach... but that does not mean squat in the North American Hockey League. The handicap here is the coach. It will take him 2-3 months to get the hang of things and by that time it will be too late.
Jason Spence, on the other hand, has a strong group of older veteran players and the amazing support of ownership, management, and community. Johnstown will be humming while Brookings is sinking.
After seeing the Tomahawks roster, I can tell you that this group will be in the mix from the very start. The team has some tough games in Port Huron and then against Showcase Opponents Austin, Brookings, Kenai River, and Corpus Christi. We here in Johnstown are very excited about the team and are grateful for the opportunity to play in the NAHL.
to Michael Gosnell,
Knew a defenceman by the name of Rick Gosnell who played in the OHL circa 1981, 1982 with Brantford Alexanders and Windsor Spitfires. He came from the Detroit area. Are you and he related, by chance?
No there is no relation there, unfortunately. Would have been cool if there was.
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