Troy Vance

Aaron Vickers

A hard-nosed stay-at-home defenseman. Plays with a good amount of aggression and willingness to get nasty. Skates real well with decent speed for his size but could use some help with footwork as he can get caught on his pivots and turns. Has the eye for lining up opponents for the big hit and can follow that up with tooling the teams enforcer with his big mitts afterwards; although, he does not really want to fight all the time. Makes simple, safe defensive plays and does not try to get too fancy with the puck when pressured. Smart in his own zone, can make a strong outlet pass, but lacks high-end skill. Really raised some eyebrows and earned the scouts attention after he came to the Q from the EJHL’s Philadelphia Revolution where he was a point-per-game player. (May 2011)