Weekend Preview VS Wichita

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


The Dallas Snipers were idle last week, getting ready for a trip to Wichita this weekend to take on the Jr. Thunder.

Dallas has been competing all season, but still come up short on the scoreboard more often than not and the Wichita series may be a chance to gain some confidence with a competitive series.

The Snipers managed only four goals against the Blazers in their last series two weeks ago. But, they were able to get 10 different players with points. This shows a team that may be deceptively deep, but inexperienced. They’re being led by Alex Hladonik (10-19-29) and Sterling Cooper (12-15-27), and with newcomer Danil Trenikhin (4-2-6 in 9 games) they could be warming up for a second half run.

The series this weekend will work as a primer before the Las Vegas Shootout where Head Coach Aaron Davis thinks his team has a chance to clear their slate in the desert.

“We would all love to get six points out of the Vegas showcase,” Davis said. “We have a young team and the showcase will be a good opportunity to display the way they compete and play in front of college coaches.”

They’re second half schedule is Springfield-heavy, a team Dallas battled to an 8-7 loss last month, and coach Davis says he’d like to see his team continue to compete.

“We need to get into better shape over the next few weeks and continue to work on our defensive zone and winning puck battles,” he added.

By Tyler Whidden