The week begin at the Collingwood Rec Centre with KC and CAC going head to head in the Nitro North.
Each team should good spurts of offence, and, despite what the box score says, both goaltenders put in solid efforts giving their team every chance to win.
KC came out on top 5-4 over CAC after scoring late in the third period.
Here are a few players that stood out on the night:
#20 Logan Dochuk – Knights of Columbus Squires – 94th in DraftGeek Rankings
Logan Dochuk brings another level of offence to the KC attack. He loves to lead the rush down the ice and fire the puck on the goal. He scored a pair of goals last night showing off the accuracy of his wrist shot on his second in particularly slotting the puck perfectly in the bottom right corner. He’s quick to the puck and also plays on the penalty kill. Dochuk gets himself into trouble though by holding on the puck for too long. He skates into a lot of contact by taking that extra step instead of distributing the puck. However, overall he’s up there with the best puck-moving defenceman in the AMBHL North.
#4 Landon Young – Knights of Columbus Squires
Landon Young was a player that caught my eye last night. He’s a small defenceman (5’4”) who whips around the ice. He uses his skating abilities to get himself out of trouble and very rarely gets hit by his opponents when the puck is on his stick. Young has a high hockey IQ which helps him set his team up for success. Last night, he was the quarterback for the first powerplay unit even with Dochuk on the ice. Occasionally, he can get caught holding onto the puck for too long.
#14 Zane Saab – Knights of Columbus Squires – 18th in DraftGeek 2021 Rankings
Zane Saab doesn’t play like he’s a first-year bantam player. He’s a well-built hockey player with good size standing at 5’7” and 145 lbs. Everything Saab does is quick including his acceleration. He turns the puck up the ice with great speed catching opposing defencemen on the back foot and create opportunities for himself. He’s a very offensive-minded player that isn’t seen much in the defensive zone.
#17 Ethan Short – CAC Lehigh Cement
Ethan Short is the top line centreman for CAC. He’s big, strong, and muscles opposing defenceman out of his way with ease. Last night, Short was dominant in the faceoff dot winning the majority of the draws in all three zones. His passing can be a little inaccurate and occasionally misses an opportunity to use his teammates offensively.