I’ve lamented multiple times in the last four games that the Evansville offense is struggling. Scoring just seven goals in five games is approaching historically sluggish. Quite often when there is a pattern formed like that it’s difficult to get out of. Doubt can sink in on players, especially younger ones and the net will continue to shrink and shrink. The most obvious move is to execute a trade and shake up the roster. Shake up the roster is exactly what the IceMen have done.
The Evansville IceMen have traded for Nathan Moon. In return, the Colorado Eagles are getting forward Joe Zarbo. IceMen fans are familiar with Moon, as he played in Evansville for two full seasons before asking to be traded early last year. Moon was an all-star forward while in Evansville his first time and his departure last year from the team was sudden. In each of his last two years he has scored over 40 points and is a known offensive threat that should impact Evansville’s struggling offense. Last year Moon had 13 goals and 30 assists. The year before, while in Evansville, Moon had 11 goals and 34 assists. Moon has one goal and two assists in three games this year for the Eagles. Moon’s ability to pass effectively and confidence in his own scoring abilities must be a linchpin that the IceMen hope jump starts the offense.
Heading to Colorado is Joe Zarbo. He has scored two of Evansville’s seven goals this year. The six foot tall talented forward has scored six goals in just fourteen games as a member of the IceMen. Zarbo played for Evansville since he graduated Clarkson University.