2022 Players Top 50: #8 Blaze Riorden

By Joe Keegan | Dec 14, 2022

Three-time Oren Lyons Goalie of the Year Award winner Blaze Riorden is the highest-ranked goalie on the 2022 Players Top 50.

Riorden is a volume goaltender. He denied 13.7 saves per game and fundamentally changed the way Chaos LC plays defense. The risks that they’re able to take on-ball and the slide packages they deploy are only possible with Riorden between the pipes.

Whether he makes the save cleanly with his crosse or kicks it aside with his butterfly technique, Blaze is able to outlet quickly for transition chances. No team attempted more fast break shots than Chaos in 2022. Their poles can pull the trigger from 2-point range – and Blaze’s vision as a clearing quarterback gives them opportunities to do so.

#50-#6 of the 2022 Players Top 50 are out now. Check back this week for #5-#1.