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Illini Invitational: Day 2 Recap and Tournament Accolades

GPCIHL  October 18th, 2010 at 4:26PM

Day 2 Recap:

 

Vs. DePaul (RR)

W, 8-1

Top Scorers: Brian Leslie (3g, 1A), Eric Dauernheaim (1g, 2a), Bryan Lowe (1g, 2a)

Winning Goaltender: Alex Cole (1 GA)

 

Vs. Illinois State (Elim.)

W, 11-1

Top Scorers: Bryan Lowe (5g, 1a), Eric Dauernheim (3g, 3a)

Winning Goaltender: Patrick Woodling (1 GA)

 

Vs. Illinois (Semi)

W, 8-2

Top Scorers: Bryan Lowe (5g), Brett Adame (3a)

Winning Goaltender: Patrick Woodling (2 GA)

 

Vs. Lewis U (Finals)

W, 9-3

Top Scorers: Brian Leslie (2g, 2a), Eric Dauernheim (1g, 2a)

Winning Goaltender: Patrick Woodling (3 GA)

 

Tournament Accolades:

Top Scorers: Eric Dauernheim (15g, 9a) Bryan Lowe (13g, 5a)

No surprise here, the top line provided plenty of firepower to propel the Magic to the Championship. The Dauernheim – Lowe dynamic duo was in full effect and should continue to rack up plenty of minutes and points throughout the season. 

Top Defenseman: Jared Mikalsz

What else can one say about “J-Rock” other than the fact that he is just that: rock-solid at all times? Wearing the C for the season, Jared is the cornerstone of the team and is someone the entire team can strive to emulate.  Although not a standout guy on the scoresheet, every Magic player will tell you, Jared is one of the top players on the team and perhaps in the league. This tournament, he had only one giveaway in all 6 games and if second assists were accounted for, he would most likely be the team assist leader.

Breakout Performance: Brian Leslie (8g, 3a)

From day one, Brian has been raising eyebrows among teammates and coaches alike.  His legs never stop moving and he has quickly become a go-to guy in the clutch.  The Illini Invitatinoal saw him split time on the top and second lines, and he didn’t disappoint, leading the team in points in the championship matchup and posting a hat trick against DePaul.

Most Valuable Player: Patrick Woodling ( 4-0 1.75 GAA)

If one were to take a poll of all the players on the Magic, the unquestioned MVP would be Woodling. “Woody” is a serious competitor and a daunting force to be reckoned with in net. Opponents were frustrated by Mr. Brick Wall himself each and every game that they played.  In addition to his goaltending ability, Woody also averaged 2.5 unclothed appearances per day, by far, most on the team.  He certainly is a prototypical goaltender.

Woodling not only backstops the team in net, but may have one of the most accurate saucer passes on the entire squad in addition to the dirty dangles that he pulls with his goalie stick.  We look for big things from the backstopper of the Magic for the duration of the season. If this team goes as far as expected, Woody will have carried them there.  

 

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