Qualicum Beach’s Connor LaCouvee, who played goalie for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and Cowichan Valley Capitals in the BCHL, is currently with the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League. - File photo

UPDATE: Qualicum Beach’s LaCouvee remains unbeaten with Habs AHL farm club

Goalie moves to 3-0-0 with the Laval Rocket

Qualicum Beach’s Connor LaCouvee has made a solid impression during a brief stay with the Montreal Canadiens organization.

The goaltender, who played in the B.C. Hockey League for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and Cowichan Valley Capitals, recently signed a pro tryout contract with the American Hockey League’s Laval Rocket, the top farm club of the Montreal Canadiens.

RELATED: Qualicum Beach goalie LaCouvee joins top farm club of the Montreal Canadiens

On Jan. 5, the 24-year-old backstop picked up this third win in as many starts with the Rocket, making 28 saves in a 2-1 win over the Rochester Americans. Lacouvee was named the game’s first star.

In his three games with Laval, LaCouvee sports a stellar 1.68 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage.

On Jan. 2, he earned the victory, making 19 saves as the Rocket beat the Belleville Senators 4-2.

His first win came Dec. 28, when he made 22 saves in a 4-2 win over the Charlotte Checkers 4-2.

LaCouvee was loaned by his ECHL team, the Maine Mariners, to the Rocket just after Christmas when the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens recalled Laval goalie Michael McNiven to replace injured star Carey Price.

His future with the Rocket remains in limbo, given the impending return of usual starter Charlie Lindgren, but LaCouvee has certainly boosted his stock.

This is LaCouvee’s second stint in the AHL this season. In November, he was loaned to the Vancouver Canucks affiliate team, the Utica Comets, Oct. 29, where he played three games, making one start. LaCouvee posted a 2.87 goals-against average and an .877 save percentage.

The ECHL Mariners signed LaCouvee out of Minnesota State-Mankato, where he finished his NCAA career with a 1.80 GAA and a .914 save percentage. He also spent three seasons with Boston University.

— NEWS Staff

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

$3.5M all-season turf field planned for Qualicum Beach

Town seeks grant for community playing surface upgrades

Qualicum Beach council big on support for multi-use cinema proposal

Society asks for 10,000 square feet, gets recommendation to consider with strategic plan

Lincoln stolen from Parksville dealership found near Duncan

Vehicle was located three days later with minor damage

Ballenas student experiment going into space

Science experiment designed by five SD69 students will travel to International Space Station

Fire engulfs trailer, vehicle and home in Bowser

The fire began around 6:45 p.m. at a property on Laurel Crescent

Trudeau says politicians shouldn’t prey on Canadians’ fears

The Prime Minister was speaking at a townhall in Ontario

Body of Canadian miner found after African kidnapping

Kirk Woodman’s body was discovered 100 kilometres from the site where he worked for Progress Mineral Mining Company in Burkina Faso

Study finds more than half of food produced in Canada wasted

The study released Thursday is the world’s first to measure food waste using data from industry and other sources instead of estimates

Snowed-in Austrian nuns insist they’re staying put

Authorities have deployed heavy equipment to clear snow and fallen trees blocking the road to the monastery

‘Nanaimo is next’ for urgent primary care centre

B.C. Health Minister says new centre coming in next few months to reduce the strain on health system

Chiasson nets shootout winner as Oilers edge Canucks 3-2

Edmonton moves one point ahead of Vancouver

B.C. chief says they didn’t give up rights for gas pipeline to be built

Hereditary chief: no elected band council or Crown authority has jurisdiction over Wet’suwet’en land

Thieves steal thousands from 140 Coast Capital Savings members

Online fraud tactics included phising and ‘brute force’ in November and December

Condo rental bans may be on way out with B.C. empty home tax

Many exemptions to tax, but annual declarations required

Most Read