It has begun!
The trade deadline week is underway and we’ve started it out with a bang. The Drumheller Dragons acquired veteran goaltender click for more info Chris Curr from the Fort McMurray Oil Barons in exchange for future considerations.
Curr is known as one of the best shot-stoppers in the Alberta Junior Hockey. Unfortunately f, he’s been plagued with injuries this season; playing in only ten games which have played a major part in his dip in form.
In those ten games, the St. Albert native has a 4,59 GAA along with a 0.875 SV% and only three wins to his name. However, those numbers do not define who he is.
Before this season, Curr dressed in 67 games for the Oil Barons (one as an affiliate).
He became one of the young promising goaltenders in the AJHL back in 2017 when he backed up buy cheap proscar online Eric Szudor. Following his rookie season, Curr was named the goaltender for the All-Rookie North Team after posting a 0.922 SV% along with a 2.39 and one shutout in 25 games.
The 1999-born goaltender was then given the full reins in year two by viagra usa asli Tom Keca playing in 41 games for the Oil Barons. His number dropped a little (2.66 GAA and a 0.914 SV %) but his minutes played also doubled.
As mentioned, this year hasn’t been great for Curr; however, when he’s healthy he could quickly become the Dragons solution between the pipes.
With Hunter Virostek in the NCAA and Daniel Allin taking his chance in the USHL, Kevin Hasselberg has been on the hunt for his new reliable netminder. Once Curr dawns the orange and black with the Dragons, he’ll be their sixth goaltender this season, and the third one on their active roster with b and Ryley Osland already with the organization.
Ahern (1999) was recently brought in the NOJHL and Osland (2001) has been with the team since the start of the season. Neither goaltender has a save percentage higher than 0.900, and both have goals-against averages around 3.00. You’d think that Osland is the future in between the pipes as he still has two more years of eligibility following this one. That could potentially mean the end for Ahern depending on what they choose to do.
With Kobe Mohr and Steven Zonneveld coming back from the Western Hockey League, and the fact they already have a strong roster, the addition of Curr makes the Dragons a legitimate contender in the South Division.
The lingering question now is what will the Dragons do with their three goaltenders? Will they move either Ahern or Oslund, or will they opt to stick with three for the remainder of the season? That question should become more apparent as the week goes on.