Patrick Boivin to Blind River

January 10, 2022
Patrick Boivin

He is heading home to Blind River. Stalwart rookie goalie Patrick Boivin has been traded by the Espanola Express to the Blind River Beavers in a noteworthy Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League cash transaction, Hockey News North has confirmed.

On an Espanola team that is in fifth place in the West Division of the NOJHL with a a record of 8-15-2, Boivin has an 8-13-2 mark with a .908 save percentage and 3.51 goals against average.

Boivin has been in the net for everyone of Espanola’s victories and has faced a barrage of shots — 817 of them in 1,284 minutes of work.

A local Blind River product, the acquisition of Boivin looms as an added net bonus for the Beavers, who are in third place in the NOJHL’s West Division with a record of 14-9-2.

The 18-year old Boivin joins a Blind River goalie group that also includes 18-year old Sault Ste. Marie product Gavin Disano and 19-year old Jeremi Delaquis. Delaquis has not played since late November due to a concussion injury.

Blind River general manager and coach Kyle Brick told Hockey News North that “the opportunity to acquire a good goalie and a good local kid like Patrick was too good to pass up. We liked our goalie situation before and we like it even more now.”

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