Lauwers: "Lake will be a great fit"
Another of Genting Casino Coventry Blaze's new recruits, Dax Lauwers believes teammate of last season, Ben Lake will be "a great fit" for the type of team that Head Coach Danny Stewart is looking to build for the 2017/18 Elite League season.
"He works his balls off and plays hard," said Lauwers of the 27-year-old who he shared a locker-room with in the ECHL at Alaska Aces.
"He finishes every hit, sticks up for his teammates and does whatever it takes to win," continued the stay-at-home defenceman.
"He's a good person that makes smart decisions on and off the ice. He's a competitor at heart who has great speed. He's solid in the defensive zone and can finish when given the opportunity too."
Sadly, the pair ended the past season with an emotional night as Alaska said goodbye to their hockey team due to financial reasons.
"Ben's a great team player and of all the guys in that Alaska locker room last year, 'Laker' was one of those that everybody loved," insisted Lauwers.
Having spent 2015/16 with Cincinnati Cyclones, the American can also speak from experience playing against the Canadian who turned pro the same season in Alaska.
"He's a really solid guy who drives the net hard. I can't say enough good things about him. I think he'll be a great fit for a team like the one Danny is building in Coventry," concluded Lauwers.
We thank Dax for his time and look forward to welcoming him and Ben to Coventry.