The Sophomore Sensation |

The Sophomore Sensation

Jordyn Reed
Updated: January 23, 2020 03:27 AM
Created: January 22, 2020 11:15 PM

(ABC 6 News) - He may only be a sophomore, but forward Brody Lamb is stuffing the stat sheet for the Dodge County boys hockey team.

"He truly has a passion for the game," Wildcats' Head Coach Nick Worden said. "He loves the game as much as anybody I've ever seen. If you put him on the ice, he'll never get off, [and] sit out there for five, six hours straight."

Brody is getting his first dose of high school hockey, but he's making a name for himself. Right now, Brody leads the team in goals and points with 23 and 33, respectively. A successful first year, but according to his head coach, his drive starts off the ice.

"First of all, he's an outstanding student," Worden said. "He comes from a great home, mom and dad are doing an awesome job with him. And his sister. I think that helps create the atmosphere for him."

Looking back to his childhood, Brody said his passion for hockey began when he was five years old. 

"Skating around with my buddies outside," Brody said. "I just loved it and kept going, kept playing. Then last year we had a really good bantam year so that perked my confidence. Then being on the high school team, knowing we have potential and it's going to be a good year."

The stats and records speak for themselves. The Wildcats are more than halfway through the season and are cruising. Dodge County is boasting a 12-5 record and a perfect home record. 

"The last two weeks, [Brody is] kind of hitting a gear that he hasn't really got to," Worden said. "So, it's been really fun to watch him get to that point."

Entering his first season on varsity, Brody did not expect he would have this much success. He said he thought it would be more physical and really, just a change. With moving teams and levels, challenges do arise, but according to Worden, he hasn't missed a beat.

"Put him right up there in the top of the state, top of the country for his skill set."

This season, Brody has recorded four hat tricks, his most recent on Jan. 21, and earlier this season, Brody scored six goals in one game. Despite his impressive skills, he has plenty of time and growth on his side. 

"As he grows physically and starts to play even more and more physical, I think you'll even see his line mates get that much better," Worden added.

Even with all his achievements this season, Brody still focuses on the team and wants to do what he can to make everyone better.

"I'd really like for the team to make it to state this year," Brody shared. "It's been one of my goals for a long time and then a self goal, make plays and make others around me better."

Sophomore status, but Worden added that Brody is definitely a leader even if he doesn't consider himself one. 

"His fire-y attitude, his competitiveness, his not willing to give up is pretty infectious and that spirit kind of rubs off on the other kids in the locker room," Worden added.

In the end though, Brody said it's not about the points. It's about making others around him better and getting positive puck touches. A foundation he is setting with two more years of varsity ahead.

"The exciting part is he is still growing into his body," Worden said. "He's a young kid, sophomore, first year in the program, he hasn't even started to hit his true potential which is pretty exciting."

Brody and the Wildcats host the Faribault Falcons on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.

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