ORONO – Alpharetta, Georgia is not exactly a hockey hotbed, but for two of its best it took moving to Vacationland to meet.
“It’s a small enough hockey community down there to where we both kind of knew who each other were but we never really hung out with each other,” said junior forward Mitch Fossier.
Mitch Fossier and Chase Pearson ended up on the same line together after moving to Orono and they’re making the most of it.
Fossier and Pearson are one and two respectively in points and the stats show their dynamic.
Fossier has tallied one goal and 21 assists, and Pearson with twelve goals and nine assists.
“He’s a playmaker right? He’s got a lot of assists this year…You know I don’t have to do much, I get open, he finds the puck and puts it on my stick, I shoot it and it goes in sometimes,” said Pearson.
The numbers show they work well off the ice, but that chemistry works off the ice too.
“It’s so nice now in the summer we get to work out, train together, skate together. So, it’s obviously super beneficial to have another guy down there, let alone a teammate and a linemate, makes it all the better,” said Fossier.
After Saturday’s upset win over UMass both guys are now in the 70 point club with a decent margin between them and the rest of the roster.
“I’m sure I’ll be proud of it one day. Right now it’s not really a main focus, but it’s a cool achievement,” said Fossier.
They’ve still got ten games left to rack up points and climb closer to the illusive 100 point mark, but that doesn’t seem to be a focus
“Honestly, it’s about how much we win. I mean individually I’d like to succeed, but it’s more about that team,” said Pearson.
The pair are hoping to get a couple of rivalry wins in New Hampshire this weekend.