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When it comes to better understanding a new teammate, it’s always a good good idea to ask players he’s played with before. For new AIC netminder, Brennan Boynton, that means getting some insight from former teammate with the Fargo Force and future teammate with AIC Aaron Grounds. He is someone who understands right now what Eric Lang is getting in net, arguably even more than Lang or his coaches because he’s been with Boynton for a year. Often Lang talks of players recruiting other players, and even if Grounds didn’t recruit Boynton, based on past experiences it’s not a stretch to wonder if Lang learned more about Boynton from his former teammate.
On what makes Boynton an elite human Grounds said
“Blunts always cares for other people and wants the best for his friends and family.”
On what makes Boynton special on the ice Grounds said
“Boynts has the ability to steal any game at any time. His flexibility and desperation saves are second to none.”
From their time in Fargo Grounds talked about his favorite memory of Boynton. He said
“My favorite memory with boynts in Fargo would definitely be playing knee hockey with a couple of our teammates and he billet kids.”
Finally for Grounds he talked about what he’s looking forward to showing Boynton the most most excited to show Boynts the locker room atmosphere. I know the guys are going to love boynts and I can’t wait for him to get close with everyone.”
Boynton said of Grounds “ Groundsy is one of my best buddies since I met him in fargo. We hung out a lot there and he still comes down to visit my family in the summers!”
Boynton never had the chance to show what he could do at Minnesota. Between dealing with injuries and being around multiple star goalies, Boynton had to fight for ice time. Beyond having a new chance to battle for time at AIC, he will be getting more.
As he said of the coaching staff “They have a great coaching staff and culture in their locker room, plus it was a great opportunity for me.”
He expects to study marketing or finance at AIC, and the former Force netminder said “Im very excited to get on campus and meet the staff and boys, and then to start working towards our goals!”
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