McLeod and Sudduth are carving the ice for Panthers

Feb 3 2016 AOTWThe O’Fallon Panthers have had a successful season on the ice so far in 2015-16 behind the dominating play of senior Matt McLeod and sophomore Graham Sudduth.
Both McLeod and Sudduth have played instrumental roles in the Panthers’ second place finish during the regular season and show no signs of slowing down in the upcoming playoffs.
For a sophomore, Graham Sudduth has quickly found his place on the ice for O’Fallon. After gaining quality varsity experience as a freshman, Sudduth has had an explosive shot during his second year. Sudduth lead the team in scoring with 25 goals in 19 games. He contributed with nine assists, and had 34 points in 19 games during the regular season.
At the start of the season Sudduth played a forward role for the Panthers but transitioned to defense down the stretch.
“Graham is a great hockey player and has the ability to play both offense and defense. We had some injuries and roster shifts towards the middle of the season and Graham stepped up and filled a defensive spot well for us,” said Roy.
Senior Matt McLeod has had a balanced effort all season on the right wing for O’Fallon. At the end of the regular season McLeod has 15 goals and 12 assists for 27 points in 21 games. His over a point per game average is not surprising for the senior who has dressed varsity since his freshman season.
“Matt has been very consistent and balanced for us all season long. He is a constant scorer and has found some really good chemistry on his line with Rieck and Drolet,” said Roy.
McLeod was recently named to the MVCHA All Star team roster and will play in the game this Tuesday. Although he isn’t an overly vocal player for the Panthers, McLeod’s effort on the ice has not gone unnoticed.
“Matt has done a very nice job of doing his work on the ice and the production he puts in speaks for itself,” said Roy. “He proves that you don’t have to have a letter on your jersey to be a leader.”