Triple Threat Tandem

If you were asked who was going to lead the Force in scoring this year, who would you have picked?  An obvious pick would have been Matt Leitner after he put up 20 goals and 33 assists for 53 total points in his rookie season in the USHL.  Would you have picked the likes of Corey Leivermann (8 goals, 14 assists in 08-09), Chase Grant (10 goals, 18 assists in 08-09) or Nate Condon (11 goals, 18 assists in 08-09)?  All three players finished with less than 30 points last year but have become a triple threat tandem on the top line for the Force this season.

Last year the Force had two players with 50 or more points.  Matt Leitner had 53 and Andy Taranto had 59 in the inaugural season.  This year it is likely that the Force will have four players with 50+ points and three of them have been a steady fixture on the top line for the Force.  Nate Condon has put up 21 more points in 6 less games this year.  Chase Grant has 19 more points in 6 less games.  Corey Leivermann has an astonishing 32 more points this year more than doubling his point total from last year.

The triple threat tandem of Grant, Condon and Leivermann has become one of the top lines in the USHL.  Perhaps the scarier aspect for the future teams of the WCHA is that Grant and Leivermann are headed to the Mavericks of MSU-Mankato.  Even scarier...Matt Leitner is also a Mankato recruit along with one of the newest Force additions, JP Burkemper.  Three of the top four scorers on a top team in the USHL are Mankato recruits.

I would love to hear your comments!


Anonymous said...

This triple tandem has been so fun to watch! They hustle the whole game. Keep going FORCE!

Force Blogger said...

They have been a lot of fun to watch along with the whole team this year. They are all going to need to be good tomorrow vs. Omaha. We have had a lot of success vs. Omaha this year so far but it is going to be tough in their building on St. Patty's day. Massa/Belfour is going to have to be good!

Anonymous said...

will any of these guys e back next year? also is matt leitner going to be back? or do they all have to move on?

blades said...

Those three will be gone next year. I thought i overheard somebody saying Leitner might be back next year.

Force Blogger said...

That's right blades, Leitner may be back depending on if he is going to go to the WHL and lose college eligibility or stay another year with the Force. The other three are gone for sure.

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