Glenbrook North head coach Evan Poulakidas gives an inside look at this year's Spartan team.
How many kids did you graduate?
Losing that many players always will have a major impact especially on the offensive side losing David Rubin the player of the year.
Who are your key returning players?
Defensively we have 3 outstanding defenseman in Captain David Wilcox, alternate captain Tim Burke and returning dman Evan Izenstark.
Who are some new up and coming players you are counting on?
Mike Day, Charlie Slovis and Matt Dahlke will lead our offense. Max Provorozniouk and Casey Miller have the potential to emerge as offensive threats. Goalie Brennan Nein will be called on to be the backbone of the team.
What will the style of the team be? What identity will the team have?
The identity of this team is yet to be determined but based on our off ice conditioning I would expect this team to be very hard working with defense first mentality. This will be a more physical team than in the past years.
Who in the SHL or around the city is a team or player to watch?
I believe the league is very balanced, certainly you have to always account for New Trier Green and Loyola but I don’t think there is an easy night in our league which makes each game so interesting.