DALLAS SNIPERS (4-14-0, 8pts)


 The Dallas Snipers, riding a nine-game losing streak, had Thanksgiving week off leading up to this week’s bye, meaning they’ll have just three more games before the Western States Shootout.

Those three games are against the Wichita Jr. Thunder, which Dallas defeated in three straight games for their most recent wins.

Dallas is getting some decent goaltending, most notably Manny Legace who leads the team in the crease and is sporting a respectable .851 SV% on a team that is 10 games below .500.

American Sterling Cooper (12-15-27) has been a leader all season, and his 12 goals lead the Snipers.

Head Coach Aaron Davis, like many coaches in the WSHL this season, is still waiting for his team to play a full 60 minutes.

“The light will turn on when we learn how to play 60 minutes,” Davis said. “I know we have a young team and it takes understanding and time. Once we learn how to play a complete game we will be in much better shape.”

They could also use some work on their powerplay where the Snipers sit at 18%, scoring only 17 times while also allowing 6 shorthanded goals to opponents.

They’ll take on Wichita in two weeks, which gives them a nice shot at honing their skills before the trip to the desert.


by Tyler Whidden