Sr. | F | Edmonton, Alta.
Czuy is the lone senior on this season's Alaska-Fairbanks
Statistics: Three, as in the number of seasons of
experience Czuy (pronounced CHOO-ee) has under his belt at
UAF. He’s the lone senior on the Nanooks’ roster.
He Does: Czuy posted pretty good offensive numbers
in 2004-05, scoring 10 goals and 27 points, but the Nanooks’
coaching staff thought he could do better. Coach Tavis MacMillan
says, even though he scored the bulk of his points in the
first half of the year, Czuy hit his stride later in the season.
Listed at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, MacMillan says the senior
has grown another inch and added 15 or 20 pounds to his frame.
With a slapper that travels nearly 100 miles per hour, Czuy
may have the hardest shot in the college game.
Bigger Picture: Though he’s the Nanooks’
lone senior, MacMillan wants Czuy to play “off the edge
a little bit” and be the team’s physical leader.
In order to do that, the coaching staff has discussed with
Czuy the importance of embracing the role they’d like
him to fill and recognizing how that serves the greater good
of the team. MacMillian would also like Czuy to shoot the
puck more – though he has the ability to beat defenders
one-on-one, he’s prefer him shoot and crash the net
coach Tavis MacMillan on Czuy: “The more physical
he is, the more he’s shooting the puck and the more
he’s knocking defenders down and making his presence
felt, he’ll create a presence for our team and hopefully
the other players will follow, especially our bigger, younger