Maxime Tanguay, brother of former Moosehead and current Hab Alex Tanguay, has committed to the Dalhousie Tigers for the 2009 -2010 season. Is hockey at Dalhousie about to get good? Damn, we are loading up on former CHL players.
Tanguay, who played his past few seasons with the Victoriaville Tigres (Dude must REALLY like tigers) was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2007. If you are not aware, yesterday was the signing deadline for all 2007 CHL draft picks. Denis Reul of the Lewiston MAINEiacs and Randy Cameron of the Moncton Wildcats were also passed over by their respective NHL clubs.
Also, do I have to point out that Tanguay is from Lac Etchemin, the same town as Bobby Nadeau, Dal's very first and fanciest recruit for 2009-2010? At the time Nadeau agreed to join the Tigers Coach Belliveau said that he has “a lot of lines in the water” and that he hopes Nadeau’s commitment helps. “It might be a domino effect,” said Belliveau. “He has a lot of friends in the Q who are very, very good hockey players. We might get more recruits through him.”
More recruits indeed.
Dal has also recruited other former CHLers including PEI goaltender Bobby Nadeau *swoon*, Huskies defenceman Benoit Gervais, and forwards Shea Kewin (Sea Dogs), and Daniel Bartek (Wheat Kings/ *edit Silvertips). In addition they snagged another fancy Swede in Gabriel Lundin which should put the Swedish total up to 3. I wonder if they all like the Cardigans?
Edit: In actual Mooseheads news, former Moose Petr Vrana is no longer with the Devils organization (sads), but has opted to sign with Vitkovice of the Czech Extraliga.
* Thanks Schultzie