Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Eli 15.4 had been scuffling in his last three games, not playing nearly as well as he should.

On Saturday, we drove to Detroit for a game against the #8 team in the country.

Got outshot 40-13. Only had 2 shots in the last 22 minutes of the game.

Lost 2-1 in a shootout. Eli had 39 saves.

Everything he's been working on this fall clicked. Everything. It was a huge, dominating game against a highly skilled team. I think it's the most complete game he's ever played, and if he can play like that more consistently, he's going to get attention from scouts.

He was almost more dominating on Monday in his goalie lesson, with a 17-year-old shooter who played in the USHL.

Sometimes these little moments of dominance can be teasing. They don't look like it this time, though. They look like growth.

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