"When you've got a guy on extra man that stretches you and you have to be concerned with, then it makes it more challenging," coach Dave Pietramala said. "Most teams, when we play extra man, shut [off junior attackman] Shack [Stanwick]. Well, in a four-man rotation, it's a little tougher to get around the perimeter with four guys, and that gets Patrick's hands free. If you shut Patrick off, then we're playing with four guys and Shack. So having a guy like that really stretches the defense. It opens up skip lanes and guys, and it forces the defense to account for him, which opens up things for other guys."