By Mike Wilson
In the Colorado Mammoth's rout of the Edmonton Rush last weekend (13-6), the Mammoth had an unlikley hero. He made him self known on the offense for the first time with perfect timing. I'm talking of course, about John Grant Jr..
He scored 3 goals and added 2 assists after being put on offense to help out the struggling unit a few games ago. In those games before he had looked good, but hadn't had the production he had on the weekend.
"I'm just glad to help out and grab a win" said a humble Grant after the game.
Grant first came to the Mammoth in a minor trade in which they sent off their back-up goaltender to Rochester .The trade didn't get a ton of press in the summer, but it looked to be a good one, with Colorado finding a diamond in the rough.
Back with the Knighthawks, Grant was a frequent scratch as a defensive specialist. He got his big break when he was sent out West with all of the top lax players.
Grant will be able to further learn the offensive game now that he can watch and play against guys such as Scott Ranger, Ryan Ward, Luke Wiles, and Aaron Wilson. Colorado has their own supply of potential teachers such as Dan Carey, Brain Langtry, and Joel Dalgarno.
"The West defiantly has the cream of the crop on "O". I will definitely learn a ton"
The Mammoth are hoping Grant can keep this up, to help them with their playoff push. A win next weekend clinches a spot.