There are countless players who never get to experience the exhilaration of winning a championship. Fortunately for Strauss Mann, he isn’t one of them.
For a second consecutive year, the Greenwich, Conn., native has been an integral figure in his team winning a trophy. Last April, he backstopped the Mid-Fairfield Rangers to the USA Hockey 18U national championship. This year, he was a rock in net for the Fargo Force as the team captured its first USHL Clark Cup in organization history.
“The difference between our team and all the other teams out there was just how close we were and how tight-knit we were,” the former Brunswick School star goaltender said. “It’s really impossible to go through a playoff run without having that bond. Our guys went to battle for each other every night.”