The organization announced Thursday they acquired veteran netminder Mario Petit from the Everett Silvertips.
Petit, who will turn 20 years old before the 2017/18 campaign, admits he was unsure what was going to happen this off-season but he’s happy someone had an eye on him.
He says he’s really excited to be joining an organization like the ICE and he will be prepared to be at his best when the puck drops next season.
Petit played a total of 37 games over two seasons for Everrett and posted a record of 14-8-7-1.
The native of Ile-Des-Chenes, Manitoba says his biggest strength is his technique, such as having good form and focusing on closing holes.
He says he has a “blocking style” of play.
Petit compiled a goals against average of 2.89 and a save percentage of 0.892 while with the Silvertips.
This is the second straight offseason the ICE have gone out and obtained a veteran to fill the void between the pipes.
Petit takes over for Cranbrook product Payton Lee who aged out at the end of last season.
– Josh Hoffman
– ICE goalie Mario Petit