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SWC Hockey Preview: Westlake Demons Look To Improve in 2018-2019

Team: Westlake Demons

Conference:  Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League, Blue South Division

Last year’s record: 5-19-0

Top returners:

·         Max Novak, Senior, Goalie

o    Captain and team leader

o    3nd Year Goalie

o    Led GCHSHL in saves per game

o    Career Stats: Games played – 41, .878 SV%, 1516 saves

·         Austin Loosli, Senior, Forward

o    Leading returning Goal Scorer

o    Career Stats: Games Played-60, G-12, A-3, Pts-15

o    Developed into a dynamic goal scorer, looking for a big Senior campaign

·         Matt Romansky, Junior, Defenseman

o    Anchors the blue line

o    Career Stats: Games Played-41, G-4, A-1, Pts-5

o    Team is counting on Matt to impact games with his defense and physical play

·         Jake Peacock, Sophomore, Forward

o    Leading returning Point Scorer

o    Stats last year: Games Played-24, G-9, A-11, Pts-20

Newcomers:

·         Alexa Prexta, Junior, Forward

o    Joins the team as a Senior after playing Girls Travel Hockey

o    Dynamic Skater, team is counting on her to set the pace on the power play

Goals for the season: 

·         Overall record above .500

·         Return to the Baron Cup

Top games/tournaments:

  • Fri Dec 28th, 2:00pm at Quicken Loans Arena vs Avon Lake
    • Two SWC rivals lock horns down at the Q!
  • Sat Jan 12th, 6pm, at North Olmsted Arena vs Olmsted Falls
    • Youth Hockey Night
  • Sat Feb 2nd, 6pm at North Olmsted Arena vs Brush
    • Senior Night and last home game

Three things the team needs to work on:

1.      Develop our young players new to hockey

2.      Compete with a bench short on experience

3.      Special Teams → A dynamic power play will be a key to our success

Interesting facts about the team:

  • It is our 9th year of the program and 7th year in the GCHSHL
  • Program record: 84-112-6
  • Senior Captain Goalie Max Novak will backstop the team following in Matt Russell and Joe Guay’s footsteps as top High School goalies that did not strap the pads on until High School

 

          Twitter Handle: @DemonsIce

          Website: https://westlakeathletics.org/teams/2441472/boys/hockey/varsity

          Practice:  4:30pm Monday Elyria, 4:15pm Thursday North Olmsted, 5:50am Friday Rocky River

Info provided by Coach Duke

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