A strong start to the 2005-2006 season didn’t amount to much for the Auggies. They opened the season with three-straight wins over Lake Forest, St. Norbert and Wisconsin-Stout. But an eight-game slide at the end of the conference season capped off a disappointing season.
First-year coach Chris Brown should be in good shape offensively as Augsburg returns its top-three scores in seniors Aaron Johnson (13-36-49) and Critter Nagurski (21-13-34) and junior Danny Carlson (7-18-25). Johnson led the MIAC in scoring with 32 points in league play while Nagurski led the league in goals with 15 against conference foes.
But as the old saying goes, “defense wins championships”, and defense could be a problem for the Auggies this year. Last season, Augsburg gave up five or more goals 10 times last season, and each time, the Auggies lost.
Sophomore Andy Kent is the only goaltender back from last season. He played in four games last season, going 0-3-0 with a 5.15 GAA and a .845 save percentage. But the Auggies did add a pair of juniors in Adam Hendel and Michael Henrichsen who could jump right in as the starter.