After a slow start, the JV squad has righted the ship and turned things around, surging to 2nd place in the stormy Atlantic Division. The baby B’s improved to 12-8-0-2 after beginning the season at 4-6-0-1. A 7-2-0-1 burst in their last ten games shows what a little momentum and confidence can do for a team.
While much of the club has improved their plus/minus ratings, even cutting the team number in half, a few guys still seem to be hanging around the wrong end of the ice just a little too much. Torey Krug actually dropped one point to a -9. He’s tied with Carter Camper for worst on the team. Hot starter Maxime Suave has also cooled, not registering a goal in the last month and missing some time with an apparent injury.
On the positive side of the puck, Chris Bourque and Ryan Spooner continue to lead the way offensively. Bourque has notched 16 assists through 22 games, while Spooner has piled up 15 points through 21. Veteran Jamie Tardif has also made his presence known, lighting the lamp for a team leading 10 goals. The Svedish Svedsation, Niklas Svedberg continues to dominate in the crease. The young goaltender has improved to a 10-4-1-1 record with a 2.34 GAA and a .921 save percentage. As a young Adam Sandler might sing… “not too shabby”.
If Providence can keep this hot streak alive through the New Year, it will set them up for good positioning for the stretch run to the playoffs.