"It's a big loss for us. We're going to have to adjust," Davies said.
With the team's leader out it is up to the rest of the team to step up and do more of the little things that win games, and it's those little battles that the 5-10 Davies takes great pride in winning.
"I emphasize the smaller points of the game," Davies said. "Things like winning face-offs, blocking shots, and back-checking."
His workman like ideals earned the 21-year-old the assistant captain roll and the respect of his peers. In the team's media guide, Lattery picked Davies as the best roll model on the team based on his work ethic, not the number of goals he tallies. Davies attributes his drive to what his folks taught him.
"Growing up, if you wanted to play hockey you had to do good in school," Davies said.
As the only two science majors on the roster Davies and Lattery push each other on the ice, in the weight room and most importantly in the classroom. Davies, a pre-med major, owns the team's highest GPA (3.76).
"He one of the most dedicated guys I've ever played with," Lattery said. "He really sets his standards high and I definitely try to follow his work ethic."
Davies Stepping Up
Broncos Illustrated Top Stories
Fantasy Football: Top 5 Redraft RookiesWho doesn't love drafting a rookie or two for their Fantasy Football team? That's why we're providing an early analysis of the top-five incoming rookies and their potential roles…
PA LB Mosley has definite interest in MNHavertown (Pa.) defensive athlete Jordan Mosley has interest in the Gophers following his Minnesota offer, and he talks recruiting with GI.
Gopher Illustrated10:52 AM
Interest Ramping Up For 2019 LB LytleANAHEIM, Calif. -- Spencer Lytle could be considered one of the better linebacker prospects in the Golden State for the 2019 class and has seen interest pick up this spring…
Scout Football10:01 AM
How Many Games Will Michigan State Win?Over/Under - How Many Games can the Michigan State Spartans Win in 2017?
Spartan Nation6:01 AM