Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Go goalie! Go Goalie! Go goalie!

Former Mooseheads goaltender, perhaps the softest, tenderiest tender that ever tendered (soooo pretty) Pier-Olivier Pelletier has signed a contract with the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL. They also signed Patrick Prokop.

The Condors are an affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks also have Q goaltenders Timo Pielmeier (St. John's and Shawinigan) and Marco Cousineau (Baie Comeau and Drummondville) in their system.

Here is the press release (and a picture. oh-la-la):
BAKERSFIELD Calif. - The Bakersfield Condors, official ECHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks, have signed D Patrik Prokop (PROH-kahp) and G Pier-Olivier Pelletier (PEE-air OH-lihv-EE-ay PEHL-tee-ay).

A 2005 second-round draft pick by the Phoenix Coyotes, Pelletier, 22, played for Waterloo of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) in 2008-09. In 11 games, Pelletier posted a record of 7-3-1. His 2.20 goals-against average was tied for second in the league and his .937 save percentage was best in the league.

pier-olivier pelletier"I've heard good things about the organization," said Pelletier. "It looks like Bakersfield has a nice rink and it's a good city. I used to play AAA juniors with Alexandre Monahan, Mathieu Aubin and Stephane Goulet, who have already signed with the Condors. I've been to a couple of NHL camps, but I'm excited to start playing at the professional level."

A 6-foot, 2-inch, 192-pound native of St. Louis, Quebec, Pelletier spent his entire junior career in the QMJHL, starring for Drummondville and Halifax. In his final two seasons in the QMJHL, Pelletier went a combined 53-33-5 with a 3.15 goals-against average and .892 save percentage.

In 2007, Pelletier led Drummondville to the quarterfinals of the QMJHL playoffs, posting a record of 7-5-0 with a 3.37 goals-against average and .893 save percentage.

Pelletier also brings international experience to the Condors. He served as the back-up to Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price on the Canadian National Team at the 2005 U-18 World Championships in Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Pelletier has also seen time at NHL Training Camps with Phoenix and Detroit.
I just have one question: How are Yeti and Pier supposed to battle for my love now?

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