The NA3HL Northeast Generals finished their season with a lot of positives. They had a complete roster full of skill and depth that competed and got them to the Semifinals of the Fraser Cup. One of the most integral pieces to that puzzle was one of their star goaltenders, D’Mar McCoy.
His Head Coach Darryl Locke had a lot to say about the goaltender who proved a lot this season. “D’Mar has been a great fit for us on and off the ice. What I like about his game is he settles his teammates down when things aren’t going well on the ice. He has a calming influence that enables his teammates to overcome adversity during the game. There’s no panic in his game. He’s confident, has a great glove, and is an absolute beast in the shootout. I have tremendous confidence putting him in the net against any opponent. The boys love him in the locker room as he keeps everyone loose with his carefree demeanor. When he hits the ice though it’s all business and that’s what I like about him. When he’s not playing he’s doing all the right things to help his teammates get prepared. He gets the boys pumped up and ready to go before the game. He’s a team first guy who brings energy to the bench when he’s not in the net. He’s given hours of his free time to my squirt youth hockey team that I coach. He comes to the rink with an unbelievable attitude always smiling and joking with the kids. He works with the goalies for me and the kids love him. I’ve had numerous emails and texts from parents saying what a great influence he is having on the kids. At the end of the day, D’Mar exemplifies everything a General should be. He’s a great goalie but an even better person.”
His Assistant Coach and Head Coach of the likely next level, NAHL, that D’Mar will play at, Bryan Erikson said “D’Mar is the man. Might be the coolest kid in the world. He is a great teammate in the net, on the bench and off the ice. Just a great kid that always is smiling. And he is a heck of a goalie as well. He has had a great season. And has been great so far in the playoffs. His ceiling is pretty high if he can increase his work ethic in practice and goalie skates. His talent level is NAHL but he needs to clean some things up before he gets there. I am hoping this playoff push will help him learn how to work hard at everything he does because he is such a talent a great kid that we want him to have so much success.”
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