Moon Continues Uphill Climb
Nathan Moonâ€™s early season goal slump is a thing of the past.
The Frontenacs center had another solid outing this past week as he continued to put points on the board in an attempt to keep the Frontenacs in a spot that isnâ€™t necessarily familiar to them: the middle of the standings.
The Frontenacs 30 points are good for 3rd in the East Division, pending tonightâ€™s game between the Oshawa Generals that will determine posession of that spot.
However, despite Moonâ€™s offensive output (15G – 19A in 31 Games), temper and after-the-whistle slashes are surfacing yet again this season.
On December 6 in a game against the Owen Sound attack, Nathan Moon was given a misconduct in a scrum after the whistle. As the referree escorted him to the box, Moon slashed at the legs of a Sound Attack player before exiting the ice.
Moonâ€™s temper was notable last season when the Frontenacâ€™s were slumping. Now, with the team winning, it seems that this pesty, gritty attitude is not only affected by standings.
Moon spoke exclusively with Faceoff-Factor last year about the incidents he was involved in and had the following to say:
â€œI like to get under some playersâ€™ skin. Youâ€™re not going to push me over or my teammates around without battling for it.â€
Video of the incident is listed below just after the 3:00 mark.
Meanwhile, at Cornell University, Penguins 7th round draft pick two seasons ago, Nick Dâ€™Agostino, is off to a solid start for the Menâ€™s Ice Hockey program.
Dâ€™Agostino has appeared in 9 games this season and has registered 2 goals and 4 assists for the 7-2-2 Big Red Bears, including one game winning goal from his blueline position.
The Dâ€™Agostino pick was the second to last selection in the draft, but with his size, vision, and skating ability, Dâ€™Agostini could prove to be an asset to the Penguins organization down the road.
After putting up stellar numbers at St. Michaels last year, Dâ€™Agostino is getting solid time as a freshman defender for Cornell, a squad which has a solid amount of NHL prospects on its roster already.
Stay tuned to Faceoff-Factor for more information on the Pittsburgh prospect landscape.