Player Spotlight: Alex Limoges

Story posted November 6, 2018 in Sports, CommRadio by Andrew Destin

While only a sophomore for the eighth-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions men’s ice hockey team,
saying that left wing Alex Limoges has made an impact would be an understatement of epic
proportions.

On a star-studded line that includes the likes of Evan Barratt and Liam Folkes, Limoges has
proved to be the greatest benefactor, totaling a team-leading five goals as well as five assists,
which is good for third on the team.

However, Limoges has not let this early success get to his head. Instead, the Winchester,
Virginia native has kept a steady head, heaping praise on his teammates for their success. Most
recently, Barratt scored on an impressive wrap around goal that Limoges was surely in awe of.

“Him trying stuff like that, it’s fun to be a part of and fun to be around, especially [with] him
being my line mate. When that stuff works out, it makes us all look good” Limoges said.

Despite Limoges spending all this season and part of last year on this same line, it remains
difficult for Limoges to characterize how impressive his line mates are, even in the aftermath of
Barratt’s goal.

“It was cool, seeing it again, Limoges said of Barratt’s goal. " couldn’t believe it the first time, couldn’t believe it the second
time or the third time, it’s just starting to settle in a little bit.”

Not only was Barratt’s goal awe inspiring, it also led to a social media boost for Limoges and
Folkes.

“I think we (Folkes and Limoges) both talked about it yesterday. We got some followers
on Instagram, and we’ve been thanking Evan for that,” Limoges said.

The type of line that Limoges, Folkes and Barratt have assembled, respectively, is rare to
find in hockey; often, we see coaches tinkering with lines to balance scoring, trying to get the
most out of his or her respective players. Yet, on this Nittany Lions team, head coach Guy
Gadowsky has refrained, and players such as Limoges have taken notice and run with it.

“The type of guys they are, we’re all the same. I feel [we] laugh at the same jokes, tell the same
jokes We want to compete, we want to win," Limoges said. "It’s funny, we’re all different players but we all have
the same mindset. It’s just a competition between us three, but mostly, between who wants it the
most, and so, it’s fun to talk about them. They’re such good players.”

It would be a fair assessment to say that Limoges has avoided talking about himself. As a team-
first player, it would seem obvious for Limoges to steer conversations away from himself.

Remaining selfless and motivated, Limoges realizes this season is a long haul, and that his
contributions are equally key to the rest of his teammates.

“I’m trying to take it one weekend at a time, one game at a time. Really, it’s about this team
first,” Limoges said.

It would be a pretty safe bet to say that the former Waterloo Black Hawk will continue to be one
of this team's offensive leaders, and until coach Guy Gadowsky shakes up his line, one can all
but assume the points race will continue. That is, between the line mates of Barratt and Limoges, who are each tied for 10, and each setting one another up for more goals, assists and points in what should be a thrilling race for the team lead in points.

 

 

Andrew Destin is a freshman majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email
ajd6360@psu.edu.