MANDAN, ND (KFYR) – The Mandan Women Hockey staff is correct within the combine for the very best staff within the state. Two months into the season, they’ve received 9 instances in comparison with simply three losses, and are simply eight factors out of first place.
They rattled off 4 straight wins to begin the 12 months, the primary time this system had accomplished so. Their offense was stellar, scoring 5 or extra targets in every of their 9 wins. Defensively, they solely conceded greater than three targets twice.
Coming off an extra time loss to the primary staff within the state, Head Coach Ben Hertz says this 12 months’s staff is as deep as ever.
“I believe the arrogance comes from maturity. The ladies imagine in our system and imagine in ourselves. This weekend was a main instance of that, taking (Fargo) North-South to extra time. Ended up shedding that one in extra time however when you can take the primary staff within the state to extra time I believe you might have sufficient cause to be assured. It is the power to play the bench. The staff is deeper than it has ever been. Everybody contributes nightly. If somebody does not really feel it that evening, there’s one other line or one other group that feels it, so it was plenty of enjoyable to educate,” Hertz stated.
One factor coach Hertz appreciated is how his women alter because the nights go on.
“How we strategy game-in-game. So, if a staff makes a sure forecheck, or we make a sure forecheck, or if we slide a participant to a spot somewhat bit totally different, we are able to make these changes now, and we have now the hockey IQ to do this. I had a light-weight bulb second with the gamers this weekend. They had been on the bench telling one another what they wanted to do higher or what they had been doing proper. So, when you’ll be able to hear the bench speaking to itself, it put a smile on my face,” Hertz stated.
Mandan Women Hockey is in search of win quantity 10 on the 12 months this Friday after they journey to Devils Lake.
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