Theyâ€™re â€œinâ€ every game. However, the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers would much rather win every game.
General manager/head coach Jerry Domish certainly couldnâ€™t ask for more on the defensive side of the puck. In their last six games of November, they gave up no more than two goals per game, and earned a 5-0 shutout win over the New Jersey Jr. Titans.
However, after that 5-0 win, the Jr. Flyers scored only two goals in their last four Atlantic Junior Hockey League games in November. They were shut out in all three of their low-scoring games at the Thanksgiving Showcase in Hudson, N.H.
â€œThe teamâ€™s doing well â€¦ now if we could just score a few goals,â€ said Domish. â€œWeâ€™ve been working on our shooting all season. The guys shoot fine, when they have a shot. Itâ€™s a matter of shooting not to hit the goalie.â€
Overall, however, Domish has been happy with the talent he has brought in this season, from a young but potent defense with a â€™95 and a â€™96 among that corps, to his four â€™92-born leaders.
â€œWe have a very good team. The chemistry is great. We just donâ€™t have that one superstar, we have a lot of really skilled players,â€ Domish said.
Even if they donâ€™t have â€œsuperstars,â€ they have had some standout performances. Ben Brouillard came over from a season last year with the Massachusetts Maple Leafs (Eastern States League), and has been productive. The â€™92-born forward had 11 points in 23 games this season.
â€œHe has great quickness and good ice awareness,â€ said Domish. â€œWhen heâ€™s going to good spots on the ice, he gets other people into good positions, too. And he has good wheels.â€
He has also liked the play of physical defenseman Jim LeNoir, who played last year with the Capital District Selects of the Eastern Junior League.
â€œHeâ€™s one of the most physical defenseman Iâ€™ve seen, but he can get the puck out of our zone, too,â€ said Domish. â€œWe worry very little when heâ€™s on the ice.â€
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