Halifax

# 11 – Filip Zadina (2018 Draft)

Great skater with an effortless stride. Had 3 full-speed rushes in the game and 4 zone entries. Distributed the puck in all three zones, and was able to make the delicate passes as well as the long-range ones. Used his edges to shuffle past opponents while at high speeds, and displayed slick hands keeping the puck away from the opposition. Zadina has a blistering snapshot which he showed off on the powerplay, getting it on the net 3 times. He would take two quick steps to create a shot lane and then put his full body weight behind each blast.

# 14 – Jared McIsaac (2018 Draft)

Looked comfortable when given time and space with the puck, displaying good edgework, knee bend and stickhandling abilities. Got off a couple hard snapshots from the point, sometimes cutting it close though… as he would shoot through the opposition as they quickly closed in. McIsaac moved the puck with relative ease, but sometimes held on too long and was then forced into a turnover by a forechecking opponent.

# 19 – Benoit-Olivier Groulx (2018 Draft)

Aggressive and speedy in pursuit of the puck on both the forecheck and backcheck. Willing to play the body, and laid a few checks on the opposition after cruising into the area with pace.. Controlled the puck at length in the offensive zone along the boards. Groulx did an outstanding job of shielding the puck by turning his back towards close-proximity defenders, and he also displayed incredible quickness with limited space, in order to maintain possession of the puck. Had 2 hard snapshot in the game, 1 on the power play and the other at even strength.