Atlantic Junior Hockey League: More scoring a definite goal for Philadelphia Jr. Flyers

Atlantic Junior Hockey League: More scoring a definite goal for Philadelphia Jr. Flyers

They’re “in” every game. However, the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers would much rather win every game.

General manager/head coach Jerry Domish certainly couldn’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.

“The team’s doing well … now if we could just score a few goals,” said Domish. “We’ve been working on our shooting all season. The guys shoot fine, when they have a shot. It’s a matter of shooting not to hit the goalie.”

Atlantic Junior Hockey League,AJHL,Philadelphia Junior Flyers,Jerry Domish,USA Junior HockeyOverall, however, Domish has been happy with the talent he has brought in this season, from a young but potent defense with a ’95 and a ’96 among that corps, to his four ’92-born leaders.

“We have a very good team. The chemistry is great. We just don’t have that one superstar, we have a lot of really skilled players,” Domish said.

Even if they don’t have “superstars,” 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 ’92-born forward had 11 points in 23 games this season.

“He has great quickness and good ice awareness,” said Domish. “When he’s going to good spots on the ice, he gets other people into good positions, too. And he has good wheels.”

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.

“He’s one of the most physical defenseman I’ve seen, but he can get the puck out of our zone, too,” said Domish. “We worry very little when he’s on the ice.”

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