Sete finding success in the NAHL
December 19, 2013
Former Cincinnati Swords player Ryan Sete is finding the last month one to remember. Ryan was traded to the Swords from current NA3HL and National Champions North Iowa Bulls shortly before the Swords faced Wisconsin Whalers October 26th. Ryan was called upon to play forward through most of this time until injuries on the blue line lead to him moving back and playing defence for the final game of the Showcase against Alexandria.
The Swords Coaching staff liked what they saw from Ryan, and kept him there to face 2012-13 Central Division Champions St Louis Blues the following weekend, a decision that proved critical for Sete. In game one of the weekend series, the Swords won 4-0, with all 4 goals coming from Sete, and 3 of those 4 goals were contenders for goal of the season. Ryan's 4th goal of the game was a highlight on the NA3HL's plays of the week, and Ryan's effort won him the Central Division Star of the Week.
It didnt take long for the word to spread and just days following Ryan's successful weekend versus the St Louis Jr Blues, head coach Lee Lansdowne recieved a call from the NAHL's Brookings Blizzard asking for Ryan's services.
"When we got Ryan from the (North Iowa) Bulls, we knew it was only going to be a matter of time before he was called up," said Swords Head Coach Lee Lansdowne. "He has so much talent, vision and strength. He started to put it all together consistently, moving his feet and playing within the systems, he more than deserved the opportunity and we kept telling him over and over if he did that, it was only a matter of time. The funny part is, the longer you watched Ryan play at our level the more he amazed you with what he can do. His last weekend with us, when ever he scored we (Coach Lansdowne and Coach Forte) would look at each other in disbleief as if to say, did he really just do that?"
Since his call up to the Brookings Blizzard, Ryan has found himself playing both forward and D, doing what ever is asked of him. He has played 4 games with the Blizzard scoring 2 goals, 2 assists and is a +5.
"My time with the Swords helped me prepare for my time here. I know I am going to have to work on my all around game, but the Swords really helped me realize how hard I have to push myself, keep my feet moving and the work rate that I need to give every time I step on the ice," said Sete.