Lynx Players Growing Up In Front of Our Eyes

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News 12 @ 6 Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008

Augusta, Ga--Trouble scoring goals may be the biggest understatement Lynx head coach Bob Ferguson has said all year. The offense has been next to non existant as of late. They'll need some if they hope to get back in the win column tonight when they travel to Gwinnett.

Augusta hoping to snap a four game slide as they've now dropped five of their last six games. In those five losses, a grand total of five goals. Not good. Can't blame the defense who's played outstanding, can't blame goalie Bobby Goepfert who's now the top goaling in the league. It all goes to putting the puck between the pipes. It's gut check time for a team still in the playoff picture.

"We're a young team." said coach Bob Ferguson. "The other night out of 18 players we dressed 11 first year players. It's the first time in their careers they've faced situations like this where all of a sudden things aren't going the way they want them to. So it's going to be real interesting to see how they respond to these last couple of games before we get home again. It's a growing experience, it's part of being a hockey player."

Lynx still without the services of Aaron Slattengren who's in the American Hockey Leauge and goalie J.P. Lavasseur. Thus Goepfert having started five straight games. Lynx back home friday night.