Bombers Backbone Bosetti Returns
The Long Beach Bombers are proud to announce the re-signing of goaltender, Domenic Bosetti. The Long Beach native returns for his third season with the club. Last year, Bosetti set a franchise record with 32 Wins. He also set a franchise single-season record with 9 Shutouts. Bosetti was named the team's Top Goaltender at the year-end awards banquet. The 5’8, 155lb netminder was born September 3, 1998.
Bosetti was a workhorse in 2016-2017, dressing for 57 of Long Beach’s 59 games. He surpassed the 1000-save mark on the season (1003), and was among the league leaders in minutes played. Over his career, he has a sparkling record of 40-7-1 in the Western States Hockey League. He has been one of the top goaltenders in the league for two seasons, with a career stat line of 2.07 Goals Against Average and .921 Save Percentage. Bosetti also added 6 Assists, last season.
Bombers veteran, Amir Burguev, had the following to say about his goaltender, “Great kid and great goalie. He's in love with hockey, and hockey loves him. His progress for 2 year was huge, from being the 3rd goalie on the Bombers, he became the top goalie in the league. I bet you he got better over the Summer, too.”
Long Beach Bombers Head Coach & General Manager, Chris White, added, “Domenic was our rock, last year. Every big game, his name was first on the lineup card. He has gone from a young third goalie that made the best of an opportunity, to one of the top goalies in the league. His stats are fantastic, but it’s his competitiveness and will that are most impressive. He always shows up, he always gives his best effort, and he is a great teammate. He put together some amazing games and stretches for us, last year. I am really looking forward to see how he rebounds after the way last season ended. After our final game in Ogden, he pulled me aside and said, ‘Coach, I’m sorry, we’re gonna win it next year, I promise.’ I truly believe he will do whatever it takes to win a Thorne Cup, and if we have enough guys on the team that want to win as bad as he does, we’ll have a shot.”
Domenic’s Player Profile Page:http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=364163
Q & A with Domenic Bosetti:
Last year, you pitched a record of 32-6-1. You also earned your 40th career win. Do any individual games stand out, for you?
Our second game in El Paso really stood out, because we had lost the first one 3-1 but they really out-played us. So, winning the next game was really good to show our team that we could beat anyone if we played our game.
You ranked 3rd among starting goaltenders in Goals Against Average (2.05) and Save Percentage (.925), last year. What are you focusing on in your personal development, to improve as a player?
I'm trying to focus on my leadership skills because if i can put up similar numbers next year, but also show the guys in front of me that they can trust I'll make the save when needed, it makes it a lot easier for them to play knowing I'll bail them out when needed.
With back-to-back Western Division Championships, the Long Beach Bombers are now established as a premier team in the WSHL. How can they make that next step to win a Thorne Cup?
We need to see ourselves as a championship contender team, to give us motivation to get to that next step.
With fourteen Bombers aging-out after the franchise's best season in its 23-year history, the group of veterans in the upcoming season will be leaned on heavily, to get the season started on the right foot, as new players make their adjustments. The group of potential returning veterans includes defensemen, Amir Burguev, Oleg Senko, and Von Mullin. What do you expect from that group, this year?
All the returnees need to really step up this year, showing the new guys what the Long Beach Bombers are expected to do with back-to-back Western Division Championships; and then taking the next step to win the Thorne Cup.
Last season, which Bomber had the hardest shot? Best release? Best shootout moves?
Jonathan Tordhall. Nils Holterberg. Anton Bowallius.