Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

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New Kid on the Blocker   

Goalie still untested in Chilliwack uniform after Chiefs trounce Spruce Kings 5-1

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David Poirer, 19, has played 17 games with the Brockville Braves and should see ice time this weekend. Photo courtesy of 


hot Aidan Pelino closed the door Wednesday night at Prospera Centre stopping 10 out of 11 shots and helping propel the Chilliwack Chiefs to a 5-1 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings.


On Wednesday, the Chiefs announced that they acquired the CJHL playing rights to goaltender David Poirer (1995) from the Brockville Braves of the CCHL in exchange for future considerations.


Coaching staff indicated they may play Poirer against the Kings, but left a solid Pelino in net for the full 60 minutes instead.


Poirer, a strapping six foot, 170 lb. native of Kirkland, Quebec, appeared in 17 games for the Braves this season, earning eight wins with a goals against average of 4.04 and a save percentage of 86.4.

Last time out, the lanky Quebecer made a couple of strong saves while backing up the Braves' starting goalie.


The 19-year-old will have a chance to play with his team and impress coaches for the first time this weekend in three back-to-back games beginning at home on Friday and  then Saturday in Coquitlam against the Express. After that, it's back home Sunday for a 5 p.m. match-up against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks at Prospera Centre.


The Chiefs Current Record is 13-7-0-1.


So, joie de vivre, Poirer. We hope.


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