The Junior Pens visited Grand Rapids for a two game set last weekend and came out with two victories. \” We were very fortunate to get that first game because we gave up an early goal and they had the momentum on their side. They worked very hard and we just seemed to be flat for some reason, \” said Coach Dorsey. The Penguins got a hat trick from Kyle Rosendale and a four assist performance from Vinny Somma in Game 1. \” It is nice to see the young guys play well because it is good for the team, \” added Coach Duss.
The Junior Penguins stormed out of the gate Sunday with an early 3-0 lead and went on to win 10-2. \” We did not play very good in our own zone and I thought we got caught up in trying to score points, instead of playing hockey, \” said Coach Dorsey. Veteran forward Nick Winebrenner led the way with a hat trick and two assists for a 5 point afternoon. \” I thought the two best players on the ice both days were Ryan Kumpfmiller and Todd Thomas and they did not have very many points. They play a complete game at both ends of the rink and that type of hockey works against everybody, \” said Coach Dorsey. \”
We still have a long way to go when it comes to learning what it takes to compete at this level mentally, physically, and discipline wise, \” added Coach Dorsey. The Junior A Pens would also like to congratulate Fredrik Eriksson on his first career Junior A goal. The Junior A Pens host the Motor City Chiefs this weekend at Harmarville.