Two goalies with Comox Valley connections have been making news in the Western Hockey League.
On Sept. 16, the Saskatoon Blades re-assigned Adam Todd to the Port Alberni Bulldogs of the BCHL. The 17-year-old from Courtenay appeared in a pair of exhibition games for the Blades this season, going 0-1 with a 4.00 goals against average and a .892 save percentage.
Saskatchewan selected Todd in the fourth found of the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft, 86th overall. In June, 2010 the Blades signed Todd to a WHL education contract after he’d put in a strong season with his Pursuit of Excellence AAA team in Kelowna.
Meanwhile, former Comox Valley Midget Cole Holowenko of Penticton will be guarding the cage for the Prince Albert Raiders this season. In November, 2010 the Raiders traded 18-year-old defenceman Emerson Hrynyk to the Chilliwack Bruins (now the Victoria Royals) in exchange for 17-year-old Holowenko.
Holowenko was playing with the Westside Warriors in the BCHL at that time. He was the Bruins second round selection, 28th overall in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft.