Edward Pasquale will have to earn his starts with the St. John's IceCaps this season.
He is expected to see competition in the crease from off-season signing Mark Dekanich. Pasquale had to battle with David Aebischer and Peter Mannino the year before, so he's used to the drill. "I've done this my whole career," he said. "With every team, you're going to battle. When you're younger, it's harder to accept but now that I've gone through it a couple years, (you realize) it's part of the game. It's a good competition. We're going to battle for the starts and it's going to help the team out." He posted a 23-13-1 record with four shutouts, a 2.41 GAA and a .911 save percentage in 38 games last season, but said that he won't feel any added pressure to perform for fear of losing his number one status. "Whatever coach does and whatever coach says, you have to take it and be a good teammate," he said. "If he's in net, I'll be supportive and if I'm in net, he'll support me."
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