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Finding faith at Four Seasons

Finding faith at Four Seasons
Steele County assistant captain Brady Rossbach kneels at center ice after a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Mullets. Rossbach said he likes to take time before and after games to talk with God and thank Him. Staff photo by Johnnie Phillips
Johnnie Phillips, Sports Editor

After scoring two goals in a 5-2 Blades victory over the Minnesota Mullets last Sunday, Steele County center Brady Rossbach took a moment to himself at center ice, but he would hardly say that he was alone.

While earning second-star honors and helping his team improve to 5-1 in its last six games, Rossbach has felt like he’s had a little extra help on his side.

“I’ve had a lot of people pass in my recent history… there’s been a lot of hard times in my family with health issues. But it kind of put me in a light with God, and He and I are pretty close right now. I like to talk to Him and I always have to thank Him before and after games,” said Rossbach.

Hailing from New Berlin, Wisconsin, Rossbach is in his second season with the Blades and has continued to be a nightly contributor for his team.

Having scored 14 points in 25 games so far this season, he is on his way to nearing the point-per-game mark that he nearly set a season ago with a 0.82 average.

The veteran is by no means a one-trick pony having scored nine goals and five assists to make up his totals; however, he has been lighting the lamp regularly as of late.

With five goals in four games spanning back to Nov. 23, Rossbach has tied for second place on the team in the category.

Yet, the stats are merely an afterthought for the team’s assistant captain.

As is the case with any player fortunate enough to don a letter on the ice, he knows wins are the only stat that truly counts.

Fortunately for him, the Blades have been able to do plenty of winning recently and now sit just 10 points behind the division-leading Isanti Outlaws’ 33 points.

“We just need to have a clear mindset. We need to come to the rink every day ready to work and ready to put in all the effort we have every time we step on the ice. That’s all it really takes for us is a good mindset and we can beat anyone out here.”

The Blades will need to keep that same mentality this weekend when they take on the Midwest West division top dogs, the Isanti Outlaws, in a road matchup scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:05 p.m.

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