Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Chris Tai from the Lloydminster Bobcats of the AJHL. A Southpaw back in my playing days, I haven't been shy in the past about sharing my affection for a goalie who catches right - or "backwards", although lefties are becoming more commonplace nowadays. Tai played last season with the Coquitlam Express, and he played with the Bobcats the previous season, including making 10 playoff appearances. Gotta love a guy with some post season experience.
Welcome to the team Chris!
BULLDOGS ACQUIRE VETERAN GOALIE
August 11, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Port Alberni, BC – The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announce that the team has acquired 20- year-old veteran goaltender Chris Tai from the Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) for future considerations.
Tai is entering his fourth season at the Junior A/WHL level, including 79 games of experience between the WHL, BCHL, and AJHL – 14 of which were in the playoffs.
Tai, born in Delta, BC, is a product of the North Delta Minor Hockey Association before he moved on to major midget with the Greater Vancouver Canadians in 2011/12, the same program that produced Bulldogs’ new recruit Jordan Sandhu.
Last season, Tai played for the Coquitlam Express where he posted a record of 19-14-1
over 36 games along with a .899 save percentage.
The Bulldogs would like to welcome Chris to the Bulldogs family.
Bulldogs fans’ first chance to meet the newly-acquired goaltender will be at the 4th Annual Alberni Valley Bulldogs Season Kick-off golf tournament on Sunday, August 23rd. Golf, dinner-only, and sponsorship packages are available on the team’s website at www.albernivalleybulldogs.ca.
Fans’ first chance to see Tai in action will be on Monday, August 24th when the Alberni Valley Bulldogs hit the ice for the 2015/16 main camp.
For further information or comment on the above story please contact Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ head coach and general manager Kevin Willison