Photo Credit: Kelsey Lee-Violet Turtle Photography
Earlier this season, Bryan Erikson offered a unique background to Landon Kolnik, his third line center. Kolnik plays on Erikson’s energy line featuring Joe Schubert and Kyle Schroder.
Of Kolnik himself Erikson said Hear Erikson’s explanation on what lead to Kolnik coming back after being cut “We self assess a lot. We had a divided scout room about Landon. And I was on the no side. But that night I went back and rewatched some games of camp and I realized that we made a mistake. So instead of ignoring the mistake we decided to try to fix it. I called Landon expecting he would say no. But I was glad he accepted my apology and came back. The boys love Koko! He plays hard and the right way. He has become a player we really rely on.”
On tape Erikson said the following, “ well, he’s an undersized import forward without great speed. But on the tape I realized he was just a very smart hockey player. We loved his grit but sometimes at camp you don’t see the IQ. And he just made so many small plays, area passes, sneaky shot. He just is a very good player.”
Select Profile Answers
What are your goals on and off the ice this year?
Sign (an) NCAA D1 (scholarship)
What is your favorite tv show or movie to watch?
“Tete à Claque”
Who do you look up to most in your life and why?
“My Parents for their numerous sacrifices they did for me.”
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