Monday, December 29, 2008

Gandalf's (un)biased All-Tourney Team

In Todd's Ice House post, he listed the all-tourney team for the Badger Hockey Showdown. It's as follows:

Forwards: John Mitchell, UW; Zach MacVoy, LSSU; Troy Schwab, LSSU.
Defensemen: Jamie McBain, UW; Simon Gysbers, LSSU.
Goaltender: Shane Connelly, UW.
Most outstanding player: Connelly.

My all-tourney team is slightly different and prehaps very biased:

Forwards: Aaron Bendickson, UW; Andy Bohmbach, UW; Tom Gorowsky, UW
Defensemen: Jamie McBain, UW; Jake Gardiner, UW
Goaltender: Shane Connelly, UW

Sure Bendickson never cracked the scoresheet this weekend, but he was a presence every shift all weekend long. He was so close to scoring a goal several times, but he just did everything well all weekend. Bohmbach was great saturday and continued that last night, while Gorowsky chipped in both nights, w/ the shootout goal being the tourney winner. McBain and Gardiner both had nice weekends, Gardiner really stepped up (especially saturday) w/ Goloubef and McDonagh in Ottawa for the WJC. A GAA of 0.5 is a pretty good weekend for Connelly, who has allowed six goals in seven games since giving up six goals friday night at St. Cloud before Thanksgiving.