I35 Rivalry Begins Again
DALLAS SNIPERS (4-5-0, 8pts)
The Dallas Snipers bounced back from a six-goal defeat at the hands of Superior last Sunday to score 31 goals against Wichita in a three-game sweep of their Mid-Western Division rivals.
Dallas has been playing well lately, despite their sub-.500 record, being led by rookie Alex Hladonik (8-11-19) and veteran Sterling Cooper (8-10-18).
The Snipers blew up against the Jr. Thunder, with Hladonik producing 12 points (4-8-12), Michael Pistek chipping in with nine (2-7-9), and all three goalies getting a victory on the weekend including local product Evan Williams.
Head Coach Aaron Davis sees his team getting into mid-season form. “I think all the guys are starting to figure out their roles and adjusting to a faster and more physical game then they have been used to,” Davis said. “I have a younger team and we are trying to get the guys to learn to be consistent every shift every game.”
While the team has scored an impressive 46 goals in their first nine games, they’ve also allowed a total of 48 thus far, but Davis said he’s not concerned about his team’s goal differential at this point in the year. “Right now, I am looking for guys to compete and learn game in and game out.”
Dallas will face off with division rival Oklahoma City this weekend in what will surely provide an opportunity for Dallas to see where they stand within the Mid-Western Division.
“OKC will be a tough test we have watched a little video and gone over systems the last few days,” Coach Davis said. “More or less we can watch as much film go over systems as we want but if we don't compete shift by shift it won't matter.”
By Tyler Whidden