LGM Part 3: Building From Within/Goaltending 2010
The Magic add talent from last year's B team, Score huge additions in net.GPCIHL October 5th, 2010 at 5:05PM
Building From Within
Ryan Dauernheim â€“ F/D
Ryan Dauernehim (Ericâ€™s older brother) makes his return to the JC squad this year after playing on the B-team last season. A summer of refereeing and house league play had a positive impact on Ryanâ€™s game and - make no mistake about it - he is definitely an A-Team caliber player. Over the summer, he has developed his skating ability and a surprisingly accurate and heavy shot that he will surely unleash on unsuspecting goalies this season.
While itâ€™s unclear whether he will be playing up front or defense at this point, the elder Dauernheimâ€™s versatility is one of the qualities that makes him a valuable player for this yearâ€™s squad.
Coleâ€™s most impressive quality is most likely his quick glove, but thatâ€™s not to say that he isnâ€™t solid in other aspects of his game as well. The Magic are looking forward to seeing what kind of â€˜tender Cole will be on the A-Team this year
In addition to ex B-Teamer Alex Cole, the Magic picked up 2 more goaltenders for this yearâ€™s JC squad:
Brandon Oberndorfer â€“ G
Brandon is a Freshman this year and has in the very short period of time heâ€™s been a member of the team (between the first tryout and now), gone from a 3rd stringer in â€œdevelopment modeâ€ to potentially playing quite a few games this year and becoming the primary goalie in the future. Hailing from Florissant, MO, he makes up a solid piece of the NoCo syndicate on this yearâ€™s team (Adame and Bryson are also NoCo boys.) whose grit will surely elevate the squad when the game is on the line.
Oberndorfer, in addition to having a great goaltenderâ€™s
name, is extremely solid in net, playing good angles and defending shots well -- both
low and high. He has the prototypical build of a good goaltender, almost like a
mini Ryan Miller. Be excited about this
kid, he could be a great backstopper on the team this year and in years to come.
Patrick Woodling â€“ G
Back in the â€™07-â€™08 Magic campaign, there was a goalie on the Magic who wanted nothing more than to win games and hardware. Unfortunately for him, the supporting cast didnâ€™t share his drive and he was left dejected and disappointed, vowing never to make the mistake of putting the effort out for a squad whose goal wasnâ€™t winning games.
Fast-forward to the year 2010: Patrick Woodling is back on a rejuvenated Magic squad and is looking to put the past behind him and help this yearâ€™s squad win the hardware that theyâ€™re working so hard to get.
â€œWoodyâ€ was a latecomer to the team this year, as past experiences had left him wary of the entire organization. It took a bit of convincing over the phone from his coach and some more convincing on the floor from his teammates, but this superstar goaltender is back and better than ever, ready to win this year.
â€œAfter losing D-Unit [Dale Ingenthron] and Barry [Adam Suraud] to Missouri State, we were all worried that we would have a great bunch of forwards but no goalie to back them up,â€ said an excited Ben Lambert, the Head Coach of the Magic, â€œWhen I heard a guy like â€˜Woodyâ€™ was even on the fence about playing this year, I have to admit, I was pretty excitedâ€
Woodling was quick to win the starting goaltending job for the Magic this season, his competitive nature matched his immense goaltending prowess and he continues to impress each practice. The team looks to be in excellent hands for this season.
Will Woody be the final piece of the puzzle that will make magic happen? Only time will tell, but Woodyâ€™s wizardry will certainly steal a game or two for STLCC this season.