Hakstol hopes Gleason gives team a spark

Sioux coach Dave Hakstol said that perimeter hockey teams are easy to play against and have a tough time scoring goals. And in rating Sunday’s performance against Bemidji State, he said his team played perimeter hockey.

In an effort to get that out of the team, they had a 6:30 a.m. skate to start the week and plenty of other hard skates the rest of the week.

In addition to those skates, Hakstol said that Joe Gleason will go back to forward for tonight’s game.

The reason for the move? Hakstol said he wants a little more grit and guys who are willing to go to the hard areas. Gleason may be able to spark the team in that regard.

Hakstol did say he was very pleased with the way Gleason played on defense last weekend and that the move is perhaps a little bit tough for Gleason since he’s a natural defenseman. But Gleason is willing to do whatever to help the squad.

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