With the high-scoring Wes Berg sidelined with a broken foot, the Coquitlam Adanacs need someone to fill that big role. Steven Neufeld should do just fine, thank you very much. At 6-foot-8, 270 pounds, this right-hander can do many things and he showed that in the B.C. playoffs with a circuit-leading 29 points (14-15) to earn MVP honors of the finals against New Westminster. “I’ve never seen a big man with better hands than Neufeld,” Coquitlam coach Neil Doddridge told The Province. “I really think he could play at the next level.” So as the Adanacs prepare for the Minto Cup in New West that kicks off this weekend, Neufeld understands completely the need for someone to take on the scoring load that Berg provided. Whether or not Neufeld is that player remains to be seen. “I wouldn’t say I have felt a lot more pressure,” he said. “I know that everybody has to step up now.”Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at email@example.com or go to RochesterSports.com.
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