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:yuk:Yukon Hopeful in Season Fifty-Eight:yuk:

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The Yukon Rush were built to make noise as they headed into the Season Fifty-Eight VHLM Dispersal Draft. The team was gifted with seven picks throughout the draft, including four in the top ten picks, thanks to the previous General Manager of the club Shawn Howard. New Rush General Manager Conner Low has a mountain of work in front of him when he was hired as the GM just four days before the draft took place. Low who is known for doing extensive scouting himself throughout the season was at a slight disadvantage heading into the VHLM Dispersal Draft as he had been away from the VHL for some time. Low was only able to reach out to two different prospects before the draft to gauge their interest, but he feels even though he hasn’t completely prepared, the Rush are set up to compete this season.

 

Now we sit five games into the VHLM season and are able to see the roster that Low put together on the ice finally. The 2-2-1 record is not the start that Low and the Rush had obviously hoped for, but with one loss coming against a Oslo Storm roster that saw unlisted players participate in, Low isn’t ready to hit the panic button just yet. With the roster still taking shape in the early stages of Season Fifty-Eight in the VHLM anything could happen, but with no goaltender actively taking part in Rush practises, it could be a very long season in the Great White North. The Rush went out and spent a draft choice on British goalie Sir Galahad, snagging the young prospect up in the Third Round. At the time of the draft, Galahad had just declared for the VHLM draft days prior and actively engaged in the pre-draft interviews. Unfortunately since being drafted Galahad has not been seem around the Rush practise facility causing some concern for Low and the rest of the Rush management.

 

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One member of the Rush roster that has been a pleasant surprise has been the Thirteenth Overall pick in the VHLM Dispersal Draft, Varis Tribuncovs. A very rare prospect out of Latvia at the time the VHLM draft took place, Tribuncovs slipped to the Rush in the Third Round, who were more than happy to snag Tribuncovs where they did. Tribuncovs hasn’t seen the ice-time he would like in the first five games of the season, but once Low looks into the lines Tribuncovs should be on the ice for more than the just over 7 minutes a game he is averaging now. Tribuncovs has been the polar opposite of Galahad for the Rush at this point as Tribuncovs has been showing up to the Rush practise facility on a regular basis. It will be only a matter of time before Tribuncovs makes a name for himself in Yukon and the rest of the VHLM.

 

With so few games played in the VHLM season, Yukon has every chance to continue to grow and improve. They don’t want to be looking at a huge uphill battle in the second half of the season, so correcting the mistakes before they turn into major holes will be key in the next week or so. If you’re a fan of the Yukon Rush, you can bet your bottom dollar that Low will be doing everything in his power to improve this season as we get further into the season.

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