Titans have shown promise
Glenbrook South's Greory Abbott (16) gets a leaping hug from teammate Daniel Arenson (22) after he scored the team's only goal in the first period against Loyola at the Watts Ice Center in Glencoe on Sunday. Loyola defeated Glenbrook South 6-1. | Micha
Updated: March 8, 2013 7:32AM
GLENVIEW — While Glenbrook South has posted a 6-14-4 record in the Scholastic Hockey League this season, the Titans have demonstrated that they are capable of making a run when the league playoffs begin next week.
While Glenbrook South scored only 47 goals in the 24 conference games (an average of 2.0 goals per game), it posted a 4-0 victory over Prairie Ridge on Saturday. The Titans peppered Wolves netminder Alex Hentz with 33 shots. Three of the four goals against Prairie Ridge resulted from the forwards flying toward the Wolves’ net.
Another positive sign is that the Titans (11-19-3 overall) scored two power-play goals, with center Jack Washburn and forward Michael Dillon getting the tallies.
The Washburn, Dillon, Eric Davis line has clicked on several occasions this season.
“We definitely have the potential,” Davis said. “Our offense has a lot of players that can score.”
“We’ve been playing together a while and we’ve been getting better,” Washburn said of the top line. “Like tonight (against Prairie Ridge) we’re going to need to get shots on the net.”
When you mix that potential with Titans goalie Reid McMahon, arguably the best goalie in the conference and maybe even in the state, then you have a dangerous team. McMahon has registered five shutouts, including a 32-save gem in a 4-0 Glenbrook South triumph over Prairie Ridge. He turned aside two breakaways in the game.
McMahon is optimistic about the offense.
“We’ve picked it up and have been getting the puck to the net,” McMahon said. “When they’re driving to the net, it doesn’t matter how the puck goes in.”
“We’ve got a great goaltender and defense, we just need to keep putting the puck in the net,” Dillon said.
Glenbrook South has shown signs it can play with the best, having lost to the state’s No. 1 team, Glenbrook North, 3-2 and suffered narrow losses in overtime to state powers Loyola Gold and Stevenson.