Jonathan Goulet has become the first goalie to sign with the St. Charles Spirit of the new Canadian International Hockey League.
The 5-foot-11, 160 pound Goulet has a 1994 birth-year.
“With quick reflexes, great positioning and flexibility and a good read on the play, Jonathan makes himself stand bigger than his size,” said St. Charles general manager Scott Ginson.
Goulet hails from the small Ontario town of Eldee, which is 10 miles outside Temiscaming, Quebec and 40 miles from North Bay.
An academic standout, Goulet is a recent Civil Engineering Technician graduate of Canadore College in North Bay.
In signing with St. Charles of the CIHL, Goulet will continue his schooling at Cambrian College in nearby Sudbury as he works towards an advanced diploma in Civil Engineering.
Goulet has spent the past two seasons in the Greater Metro Jr. Hockey League with the Temiscaming Titans, playing well enough to earn a promotion to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League.
As Ginson and director of operations Richard Miness continue to add players to the St. Charles entry in the new, eight-team CIHL, the addition of Goulet is another major signing.
“As Richard and I have spent a great deal of time focusing on our defense with our early signings, adding Jonathan only bolsters an already-strong-looking group. Richard keyed in on Jonathan and has worked diligently to bring Jonathan to the Spirit,” said Ginson.
“Jonathan is a proven winner and a born leader,” added Ginson. “He competes in every aspect of the game. He plays hard and may even practice harder. We are certain that he will continue his winning ways in St. Charles.”
PHOTO: Jonathan Goulet shows his goaltending form.