Since it seems like we're pretty much guaranteed Bobby Goepfert will be one of our goalies this season, I figured know is as good a time as any to learn a little something about him. First, some videos (it is Tuesday after all):
And, just for fun:
And his stats (for readers not used to goalie stats check out save percentage and goals against average):
He's listed as playing for the checkers because he signed a two-way contract with our AHL affiliate. He wasn't invited to the Hurricanes training camp, and as the story I mentioned above hints at, he's been training at Germain. As you can see, he has some pretty respectable stats. I do actually remember Goepfert playing for the Stingrays. I really can't remember anything specific about what I though of his play (I barley remember last season to be honest), but I am excited to see him play this season.
One of the first chances we may get will be the Alumni Game on October 5th when our current roster takes on past Everblades. Also, for those of you who just can't wait any longer for hockey, our new junior team will be taking on the FGCU Eagles in exhibition games on Friday and Saturday this week. I'm looking forward to seeing my first junior hockey game and finally seeing some live hockey again. The tickets are free for FGCU students and $5 for everyone else.