Flames sign goaltender youngster

Guildford Flames picked up the Patton Conference title last season and claimed spots in the Challenge Cup Final and play-off finals (PHOTO: John Uwins)

Guildford Flames have signed former Chicago Blackhawks third round pick Wouter Peeters.

The 21-year-old opened the season on a trial in Finland with Liiga side Tappara, and has also made his national team debut with Belgium at the Division 2A world championships last Spring.

“Wouter is a little different from our normal history in that he is a much younger, less experienced goaltender than we have normally had. He has only just come out of junior hockey and is making the transition to men’s levels,” head coach Paul Dixon told the club’s official website.

“He is a big framed goaltender and is hungry to prove himself.

“He has shown some promise which is evidenced by his draft standing and also some of the opportunities he has had at this very early stage of his career.

“There could be a lot of upside with Wouter and it is exciting to look outside the usual box a bit and go away from a more traditional pattern of roster management.  He will be arriving this week, and we are looking forward to welcoming him to the team.”

Guildford travel to Northern Ireland to face Belfast Giants this Friday.

 

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