Liam Herbst

Aaron Vickers

A once promising minor midget goaltender, everyone is pulling for this kid after having hard luck and major setbacks with injuries to his legs and hips. He is a solidly-built butter y style stopper. Makes good use of his stick and uses it to deflect centering passes out of the slot and into the corner. Has the size that is coveted in goalies these days but needs to find his groove and get his confidence back. Weak lateral movement causes him to allow prime scoring opportunities when opponents get him going side-to-side. Some saves that take high effort would be made a lot easier if he tracked the puck better. Does not always get tight to his post on wrap- arounds or when the rush drives in deep. Plays deep in his net with the puck down low and behind the net; he makes good reads to slide out and challenge the shooter in the slot. Seals off the ice well with his long legs. Below average use of his blocker, which may be due to the fact that he positions very low, causing him to be unable to make full use of it. Has the natural size to cover the net that NHL teams love. Has many question marks but also some high potential if he can round out his game. (May 2015)