Goaltender Connor LaCouvee of Qualicum Beach is currently attending the main training camp for the Montreal Canadiens.
The Qualicum Beach hockey player was re-signed by the NHL team last June after making a strong impression last season when he played 14 games with the Canadiens’ affiliate team in the American Hockey League, the Laval Rocket. He went 7-5-2, posting a 2.49 goals against average and a .914 save percentage.
The Canadiens offered LaCouvee a minor league contract with the Laval Rocket.
The 25-year-old, who went undrafted after playing in the BCHL with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and Cowichan Capitals, is now battling for a full-time spot with the Rocket.
LaCouvee is competing against 2017 seventh-round pick Cayden Primeau, who is touted to be the Rocket’s main starter this coming season, and Michael McNiven, who is after the No. 2 spot.
— NEWS Staff