Friday 11 September 2009

Tommies recruit top QMJHL goaltender Charles Lavigne

The St. Thomas Tommies have added arguably the best 20 year old goaltender coming out of the Canadian Hockey League. Charles Lavigne had a phenomenal season this past year recording a QMJHL best 6 shut-outs, 2nd best goals against average (2.37), and tied for 3rd best save percentage (0.916). Charlie was also a 2008 - 2009 QMJHL all-star and was the Q defensive player of the month for January.

He played 51 regular season games for the Quebec Remparts under the tutelage of Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy. He led the team to the semi-finals while almost single-handedly disposing of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in 7 games, shutting out the Eagles in the last 2 games of the series.

Other top goaltender recruits this year are Bobby Nadeau of Dalhousie (3.24, 0.904) and Travis Yonkman of the University of Alberta (2.92, 0.902). Mike Eagles has shored up his most important defensive position and this is an exciting announcement.

Charlie has been known for making that important first save and the master of the devastating poke check. (That one is for you Q)

Daily Gleaner: Tommies land a top stopper Just a quick correction in today's Gleaner. In the seventh paragraph it is suppose to read "Based on Goalies’ World magazine’s computer rankings, Lavigne was the third-best goalie in the QMJHL last season. He accumulated 104.0 points, trailing only Nicola Riopel of the Moncton Wildcats (106.8) and Fredericton’s Jake Allen of the Montreal Junior (104.7)." Thanks for the heads-up Bruce.


  1. A #1 stopper to be sure,in total,not a bad rebuilding and recruiting start! a couple more top majors wouldn't hurt but full years from Welcher and Andricopoulous as well as 1 year of experience in the AUS for all the others should result in a strong playoff run,all is forgiven STU recruiters,keep up the recruiting efforts,a fine start for a new season.


  2. Exactly what they needed...

  3. Excellent. Another top level stopper to play for big T.

    Seen him play in Moncton. Very exciting goaltender.

  4. The STU Tommies just got even better.