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“I understand the standings and I know they’re there,” Kasdorf said. “I try to put them in the back of my head because, at the end of day, I’ll I can do is my best to stop pucks and all my forwards can do is try to score and play defense. “Everybody’s got his own part and if we all work together, then the results will take care of themselves, but if we focus too much on the results instead of what we’re trying to do — that’s never a good recipe for success.” Rensselaer coach Seth Appert said several times, and a couple players have echoed him, that there are time the Engineers sit back with a lead and let teams come at them, assuming/expecting that Kasdorf will make all of the big saves necessary. “I just think about stopping the next shot and I think my team’s done a good job of clearing rebounds and backchecking and I think that’s been a real key to our success,” Kasdorf said. “If we can continue to clear rebounds and make sure we’re backchecking hard and take care of our (defensive) zone, then the (RPI) goals will come and the wins will come with that as well.” Wins have been tough for the 18th-ranked Engineers (6-4-6 in the ECACH, 14-10-6 overall) since they overcame a 3-0 deficit at Brown and rallied for a 4-3 victory on Jan 29 and they dropped all three games since. The were shut out by both Yale and St. Lawrence and managed just two goals in a 4-2 home loss to Clarkson Both scores came on tap-in rebounds by Milos Bubela. Kasdorf still has “great faith” in his teammates and Appert believes firmly in Kasdorf. “He’s been great,” Appert said. “Does he need to be better — no. He just needs to give us what Jason Kasdorf gives us. He gives us a chance to win pretty much every game he’s played in this year and throughout his career. I thought he looked great this (past) weekend. He had a shutout going for 55 minutes one night, 50 minutes the next night. I thought the goals against Clarkson ... Clarkson earned the win but at the same time, I thought Kas didn’t have a lot of puck luck in that game. They were pretty bouncy type goals. One was going two feet wide and it hit a guy’s chest and went in; one was going a foot wide and hit (RPI center Mark) Miller’s stick and went in and the other they were throwing to the back post and (Kasdorf) had that read and then it ricocheted off a skate and went to a guy in the slot for a one-timer. “So, I think Kas has been real, real good for us and we feel great with him in net.” Kasdorf does not have a winning record (8-8-4) but his numbers (2.15 goals against average, 93.4 saves percentage) are as good as most of the goalies with big winning records. Appert has always said that Kasdorf’s outstanding work ethic is his best asset. “He’s the son of a plumber and he plays like it and trains like it,” Appert said. “His dad’s a Brazilian immigrant, immigrated to Canada. Came from nothing and he’s worked his tail off as a plumber to build a great life for his family through his work ethic and he’s embedded that work ethic in his son. (Jason’s) work ethic and commitment and his willingness to prepare properly is as good as anybody I’ve ever been around and he takes confidence through that preparation and puts it into how he practices and plays.” When it comes to the puck — rebound control, angles, movement through the crease, communicating with defensemen and backcheckers — “he’s good at all of that,” Appert said. “(He) doesn’t have a glaring weakness. He’s 6-foot-4, he’s athletic, he’s competitive. He’s learned through time how to get better at reading plays, when to be aggressive, when to be more passive. His will to want to learn to keep getting better is real high.” Kasdorf will be around RPI for six more regular-season games and at least one playoff series. “Right now, I just try to focus on trying to win here. That’s all I can do right now,” he said. For the full article CLICK HERE Kasdorf has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy.
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The Pistons were able to defeat the Dauphin Kings in 6 games to claim their first Turnbull Cup in franchise history. Goaltenders Corey Koop and Zach Rakochy both played integral parts in that championship Pistons team. Dan is no stranger to championship teams as he has also been the goaltending coach of the Manitoba Provincial Midget AAA Winnipeg Thrashers. The Thrashers took home the most coveted prize in all of AAA hockey in 2011, The Telus Cup. Dan has also helped Pistons goalies reach the next level in their hockey careers. Last years Pistons goaltenders Nick Deery and Mario Petit have both graduated onto different levels and teams. After a breakthrough 2014/2015 season, Nick Deery now finds his name on the roster of the NCAA Div. 1 University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. Last season Nick was a workhorse for the Pistons. His 2,798 minutes played was a league high. He also led all MJHL goaltenders in shutouts with a total of five. Twice named the MJHL’s Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week, Nick capped his season by capturing the league’s top goaltender award, in addition to a first-team all-star selection. Deery was also nominated for the CJHL Goaltender of the Year Award. Mario Petit has also graduated from last year's Pistons squad, as he is now a member of the Western Hockey League's Everett Silvertips. Petit has been a long time student of Dan's spending countless hours on the ice with Dan. With two new faces between the pipes there may have been some uncertainty heading into this season, but that quickly changed from the combination of Dan's instruction and strong play by goaltenders Roman Bengert and Jeremy Wik. Bengert has appeared in 28 games so far this season with an impressive record of 21-7 to go along with 2 shutouts. Bengert's Gaa of 2.22 and Sv% of .923 have consistently remained near the top for goaltender statistics this season. Wik is also enjoying a strong first year in the MJHL with an equally as impressive record of 17-5. Wik's numbers are also some of the best in the league with a 2.35 Gaa and .913 Sv%. Wik has also blanked the opposition with 1 shutout so far. This year's Pistons squad currently sits comfortably in second place only behind the defending national champions, the Portage Terriers. Dan regularly attends Pistons practices and conducts 1 on 1 team consulting sessions throughout the season with the Pistons goaltenders.
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