For the NA3HL Northeast Generals, they needed consistency from their group, especially players replacing key minutes from their departed veterans. One of those players was Tommy Lubin, a defender poised to break into the NAHL this upcoming year because of his consistency in winning net front battles and in shutting down the top scorers of the other team. As the NA3HL holds its draft next week, the Generals will be looking for players that can live up to the example Tommy set while Tommy goes up to the next level of hockey.
Assistant Head Coach and NA3HL General Manager Bryan Erikson said that, “Tommy was a huge addition to our team and an instrumental piece in our historical season. He is a long defender with an active stick that learned to play more and more physical as the year went on. He had a few lulls early on but he worked hard and listened to Darryl and forced his way into ice time in every situation. And as an 03 his game has a ton of room for growth. His ceiling is high and we hope he returns next year and pushes to be a top D in the league with a chance to help the NA team.”
His Head Coach at the NA3HL Darryl Locke added “ Tommy was a nice addition to our back end this season. His size and reach really gave us the stability we were looking for when we signed him last summer. He makes smart decisions and moves pucks quickly in transition. His angling is excellent and pushes opposing forwards to the outside with his reach. What I like most about him is he has a little bit of a mean streak. He competes hard and is vey coachable. His teammates absolutely love him. I think for him getting to the next level he’ll have to work on his foot speed. He has the tools and hopefully he’ll be able to make that transition.”
In one year with the Generals Lubin has opened up people’s eyes to what he can do for them. Now next season is his time to perform at the next level and draw more eyes, to him, including those of top colleges around the country.
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