Alex Limoges is having enjoyable.
Sitting at 48 factors on the yr, you’ll blame him if he wasn’t having fun with a record-setting yr, now Penn State’s new single-season factors chief.
And coming off of a five-goal weekend towards Wisconsin, it is arduous to think about a greater technique to begin the postseason.
“Manufacturing, with the significance of these video games I do not suppose I’ve,” Limoges stated earlier this week, looking for a greater efficiency in his profession. “Possibly final yr towards Minnesota within the playoffs, I felt like my recreation stepped up. This can be a enjoyable time of yr, it is enjoyable to play within the playoffs and it is enjoyable to be profitable video games within the playoffs.”
It is enjoyable to look at the sophomore too, his energy on the puck and talent to search out teammates has given him factors on seven completely different game-winning objectives, and 27 video games with not less than some extent in 37 of the Nittany Lions’ outings.
“I believe when issues are going your means it feels good and the puck retains coming again to you and it looks like al the bounces are going your means and that is the way it felt final weekend and it felt good,” he added.
Within the span of only a yr Limoges has discovered himself abruptly rising up free company lists. At 21, he is too outdated to participate within the NHL Entry Draft, which suggests when a staff comes calling now, signing on the dotted line means no extra faculty hockey, no extra Penn State. A giant name to make, a life altering determination to make.
However one factor at a time.
“It is actually thrilling,” Limoges stated of his future. “It is enjoyable to see Huge Ten gamers signal the previous couple of days, however proper now I am nonetheless targeted on the playoffs. Clearly it is an thrilling time however I’ve bought a whole lot of stuff to do and I wish to proceed my education, stuff like that. The largest factor is profitable this recreation towards Ohio State.”
The entire massive image issues apart, all the ideas about staff apart, Limoges has had 4 completely different runs of objectives in consecutive video games, he has scored six instances within the final 4 outings.
And the way might you not take pleasure in that? Being two factors behind Taro Hirose, the nation’s chief in factors. Positive Limoges is apprehensive about his staff and their season, however that does not imply he hasn’t loved his personal achievements alongside the way in which.
“Take a step again and, like, wow,” Limoges stated. “That is spectacular, setting the report for Penn State this previous recreation and this previous recreation and seeing oh man, I am solely two factors behind Hirose and he is not enjoying anymore, that may be actually cool if I surpass him and grow to be first within the nation, however clearly that is not my primary purpose, so I am simply enjoying to stay one other day.”
He’ll get an opportunity to just do that this Sunday as Penn State takes on Ohio State within the Huge Ten Event semifinals at 3:30 on the Huge Ten Community.