Cap­i­tals search­ing for new goal­tender

MacCal­lum joins Cape Bre­ton Scream­ing Ea­gles

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

The Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Cap­i­tals are in the hunt for a goal­tender.

That’s be­cause Daryl MacCal­lum of Char­lot­te­town is headed back to the Que­bec Ma­jor Ju­nior Hockey League.

“Daryl MacCal­lum was traded (Wed­nes­day) to Val-d’Or by Chicoutimi,” Cap­i­tals gen­eral man­ager Pat McIver ex­plained on Thurs­day night. “Val-d’Or wanted him as an af­fil­i­ate goalie and in­sur­ance pol­icy.

“In or­der to do that they had to put him on waivers (Thurs­day). He was claimed by Cape Bre­ton and Daryl has de­cided to leave our team and go to Cape Bre­ton for the rest of the sea­son.”

McIver said it’s “dis­ap­point­ing” for the or­ga­ni­za­tion to lose the 19-year-old MacCal­lum, es­pe­cially so close to Sun­day’s 10 p.m. ros­ter dead­line and af­ter the Caps “worked hard for a long time” to grant his trade re­quest to Summerside.

The Cap­i­tals ac­quired the MacCal­lum’s Mar­itime Ju­nior Hockey League rights from the Yar­mouth Mariners on Nov. 14 in ex­change for goal­tender Alex Kelly, for­ward Mike Snow and de­fence­man Sacha Guay.

MacCal­lum, who played with the Char­lot­te­town Is­lan­ders last sea­son and be­gan this sea­son with them, had a 4-2 record, a 2.52 goals-against av­er­age and .920 save per­cent­age in eight games with the Caps.

McIver said the Caps have four open cards go­ing into Sun­day’s dead­line.

“We had plans for those four cards and a goal­tender wasn’t one of them,” said McIver. “It’s un­for­tu­nate, it’s a lit­tle bit of a set­back for the team, but we’ll be fine, we will find one (goal­tender).”


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