GAME REVIEW: The home team Generals were down by 1 going into the third and things looked even worse for them as they went down 2-0 less than a minute into the last period. A powerplay goal scored by #23 Logan Pickford (F) sparked a comeback win as the Generals stormed back for a 3-2 regulation win over the visiting Wolfpack.
My player of the game for each team:
Generals – #23 Logan Pickford (F)
Wolfpack – #35 Wyatt Kreutzwieser (G)
#5 Raiden Zacharias F – Raiden has great stickhandling abilities. When he has multiple defenders on him he has the ability to shake them using his agility. His skating is good and he creates a lot of scoring chances. Needs to create more pressure on forechecks, in this game he struggled with that.
#7 Rowan Guest D – Showed off his speed with the puck tonight. Loved his play along the boards and wasn’t afraid to be physical.
#10 Jonah Marshall D – Displayed his skating this game. Jonah was flying up and down the ice all game long, he got around defenders by making nice cuts and deceptive head fakes. Nothing major came out of these rushes but Marshall is bound to find success if he keeps this up.
#14 Tanner Clezy F – Tanner was in good position in all areas tonight. Had a couple of good scoring chances in the slot that didn’t go. Blocked a shot and created a breakaway off of it showing off the speed he has. I liked his defensive game and the way he was taking away passing lanes.
#16 Mason Karakochuk F – I loved Mason’s work ethic tonight, I feel like every time he was on the ice I noticed him. His skating isn’t the fastest on the ice but he has great agility. He does a great job creating offense when it’s really needed and can play a physical game if needed.
#20 Beck Humber D – Humber has very good vision but he needs to gain more confidence with the puck as he seems to always be in a rush to get rid of it. He is starting to connect a lot more of his passes and is helping create rushes with them. I rarely see him in board battles but when I do he doesn’t win them. Lot’s of work to be made but also lots of potential.
#23 Logan Pickford F – Pickford is pretty good at creating offense. Played a huge part in the comeback victory with 2 goals. A big reason for the offense is getting into the right areas in the offensive zone, especially the slot. He has very good hands and an excellent shot in close. His speed is alright but he has good footwork.
#30 Riley Deck G – Overall solid showing for Deck. I liked his positioning and the way he was willing to challenge the shooters. His reactions were great and seemed very focused throughout the night.
#9 Tarin Smith D – Tarin has great skating abilities, he showed great footwork tonight. He had good positioning in the defensive zone and had good board battles. When he had the puck tonight he used his stickhandling to get around attackers and create chances.
#12 Brody Asuchak F – Asuchak did a good job of creating pressure on the forecheck.
#16 Tegan Kerr D – Kerr did a great job carrying the puck in all areas. He is deceptively fast and uses his abilities to make quick cuts and good stickhandling to get around defenders with ease.
#21 Kale Margolis F – Margolis had a great night in the offensive zone. His board play was good and he knows how to use his size/body to separate himself from defenders. He positioned himself in the right spots to create offense getting points on both goals for the Wolfpack tonight. Showed good puck control and shot when given the chance.
#35 Wyatt Kreutzwieser G – Kreutzwieser statistically did not have a great game allowing 3 goals on 20 shots, but I believe he was the best player on the ice tonight. He did a great job of putting himself in the right position all night long. There were a lot of times where the Generals would create a mad scramble in the front of the net and Wyatt tracked the puck well. He was poised and collected whenever he faced pressure.