By http://feathouston.org/canada-cialis-online Cody Warner
The Phoenix Knights, a Western States Hockey League team in their third season, have achieved an 18-8-2 record, good enough for a six-point division lead to this point in the season.
Head coach Tyler Ramsey was quick to point out the team’s hard work in the gym and the leadership provided by veteran players as big contributors to their success.
“We work very hard in the gym and have quite a few players that have played in our program before, so they understood the expectations coming into the season,” said Ramsey.
The off-ice routine has led to a formidable team aspect that has proved effective for the Knights. The coach noted this when asked who stood out on the team.
“We have received great goaltending all year and our six defensemen have really brought their ‘A’ game this season,” said Ramsey.
That trend wasn’t lost on the forwards.
“We have 14 forwards that have really committed to the process and bought in to the full team game,” Ramsey said. “As far as individual players, the stats speak for themselves.”
Undeniably, they do. Robert Crisci, Jordan Cullum, Robert Smith and Max Mahood have provided a veteran presence up front.
Cullum and Mahood lead the team at 46 and 41 points, respectively. Smith had 33 points and Crisci has chipped in with 23. On defense, the team is anchored by captain and three-year veteran Kelby Minshull. His 28 points are tops in the league for defensemen.
Like every coach, Ramsey had some constructive words for his team.
“As with every year, we have a lot of areas to shore up,“ said the coach.
Special teams often plays a vital role in determining the winner of each game.
“No matter how great any team is, the power play and penalty kill are areas where they can always get better,” Ramsey said.
The coach also said they want to continue to improve their fitness off the ice as well.
The Phoenix Knights will enjoy a break this weekend, and look forward to a three-game home matchup against the visiting Colorado Eagles over the Jan. 24-26 weekend.
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