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Idaho becoming team beat in the league

Posted at 7:07 PM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 21:20:35-05

The Idaho Steelheads are in first place after a weekend sweep of the Utah Grizzlies.  They’ll look to build on their divisional lead when the face the Rapid City Rush on Wednesday night.

One reason why the Steely’s have been so successful down the stretch is forward Jefferson Dahl.  He is 3-for-4 in shootouts this season has scored on his last three attempts.

"Just a combination of stuff the ability with the linemates and just getting open and create space with each other when I'm finding my opportunity or getting those opportunities.  I’m just trying to get it into the net as quick as possible and fortunately they're going in right now." said, Forward Jefferson Dahl.

It isn’t just Dahl as a team Idaho has won four straight games for the third this year, tying their longest winning streak.  To add the icing on top of the cake Idaho hasn’t lost consecutive games since December 9th and 10th.

“We just started playing a team game and just relying on one another and everyone has bought into their roles and it's been fun group to be around hopefully continue the success.” said, Dahl.

This is the time of the year that the boys need to become men and the effort is shown out on the ice.

“We’ve adjusted to a simpler game plan but at the end of the Day if everyone buys into the same thing you're going to have good results and you can watch our games and you can see eighteen guys every night playing for each other, doing the little things that win games and we know what it takes to win now.” said, Head Coach Neil Graham.

Idaho will look to build on their lead with four division games in the next nine outings.  They return to the ice on Wednesday night as they host the Rapid City Rush.