Zachary Fucale

Darren Walker

Fucale is a competitive and composed big game netminder. He’s athletic and controlled in his movements with good footwork. He gets to the first shot and stops it consistently. He moves very fluidly from side-to-side in his crease and comes out to challenge the shooter when the play calls for it. One of the hardest things for a goalie is to go long stretches without seeing action in your end of the rink and to remain in the game takes strong focus and mental aptitude and Fucale has both in spades. He’s able to track the puck very well as it comes down the wing, while it is distributed around his zone and finds it through traffic around the crease. He has a good blocker and quick glove that he does a good job to keep upright and in position. He continues to work hard to improve his game and is very competitive. Despite playing for a powerhouse team in Halifax, Fucale has had to make his share of game changing saves this season and has come through. (May 2013)