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Athlete of the Week – Brody Lamb, Dodge County Wildcats Hockey

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KASSON, Minn. (KTTC) -- Everyone in the Minnesota hockey community knows who Brody Lamb is. Why? Well, take a look.

Lamb treats the ice like an artist treats a canvas, drawing up some of the prettiest goals you will ever see.

He's only a sophomore, but, just a year removed from playing bantam hockey, leads his team in scoring.

"I'm a little surprised [to be leading the team in scoring]," Lamb said. "It's for sure a goal of mine to get a lot of points, but play-making is definitely more in my category."

The hockey roots run deep in the Lamb family. Brody's father, Jeff, starred in town at Mayo before eventually moving onto the professional ranks. His success has proved beneficial to his son, an elite prospect in his own right.

"He has a playful attitude off the ice, even in the locker room before the game, but when it's time to focus in he can flip a switch and be right where he needs to be," said Wildcats head coach Nick Worden. "I think a lot of that comes from his upbringing. His dad was a hockey player at an upper level, [his] mom is a teacher, and you can see all of that in Brody every day."

Like his father before him, Brody attracts a lot of defensive attention on the ice. But like the mark of any truly great player, the extra attention makes Lamb raise not only his game, but the games of those around him.

"Even though maybe he gets shadowed or covered, everybody on the other team knows who he is, he does a lot of creative things to open up other people," Worden said. "The minute you kind of let him go, he'll sneak back and he's back in the play."

And while the calls from higher levels of hockey are sure to come, Lamb is determined to take his team to the Xcel Energy Center.

"Definitely the biggest [goal] is to make it to state," said Lamb. "Our coaches kind of set some goals: just win the rest of our regular season games, which we're on a good track."

Brody Lamb of the Dodge County Wildcats is this week's KTTC Athlete of the Week.

Mark Poulose

Mark Poulose is a Sports Reporter/Anchor at KTTC.

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