Thursday 23 August 2012
Melville Millionaires Preview
GOAL- Alex Wakaluk looked ready for #1 duty even as a rookie last season. The Millionaires added veteran Blake Voth, who took them to Game 7 of the Sherwood Final, but now it’s Wakaluk’s team. Who will back up Wakaluk is very much up in the air heading into camp.
DEFENSE- It’s a question mark heading into 2012-2013. Melville’s top four defensemen were all overagers last season, with Tyson Newell, Lee Christensen, Bob Pond and Brett Kipling all moving on. Landon Hall battled the injury bug all of last season, but hopes to lead a young Mils’ blue line this year. Adam DiBella and Tyler Bird are the only other returnees. John Stechyshyn is retiring from the Junior ‘A’ ranks.
FORWARD- Not a question mark. The Millionaires will score goals. Ian McNulty was second in the league with 86 points last season, and had more goals and points than any other 1992 born player. He’ll be rejoined by linemate Russell Trudeau, along with the likes of Sean Aschim, Lucas Froese, and Michael Sagen. T.J. Reeve and Allen Kilback showed well as 17-year-olds last year, and appear ready for more responsibility.