Capitals Strengthen Between the Pipes

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Aug 8,2014(ISN) – Duncan, BC – The Cowichan Capitals Hockey Club is pleased to announce that goaltender Alex Corley (’96) has committed for the 2014/2015 hockey season.

Corley, who will turn 18 on November 1st, has played the last three seasons at Shattuck’s St. Mary’s Prep school at the Midget AA and AAA levels. Last season with the AAA program, Corley appeared in 31 games collecting a record of 23-6-1 with an impressive 1.19 goals against average (GAA) and a .940 save percentage (SV%) along with eight shutouts.

“I can’t wait for the season to start and get out there and get back on the ice, I can’t describe how pumped I am,” said Corley. “I really felt that it was a really good fit with the organization. Coach Beatty is awesome, I thought the whole staff was great and when I went up there for a visit it just kind of felt like home up there; I can’t imagine many junior hockey towns are better than Cowichan.”

The 6’0, 190-pound netminder from Westminster, Colorado had an overall record of 67-10-3 with a 1.08 GAA and a .942 SV% over his three seasons in the Midget programs at Shattuck’s.

“Alex had a great season last year at Shattuck’s and is well prepared to start his junior career,” said Capitals Head Coach and General Manager, Bob Beatty. “His stats speak for themselves along with a strong technical package and good size.”

When asked what he hopes to bring to the Capitals, Corley said, “I like to think of myself as a pretty solid, technically sound goalie but also I think the big thing that separates me from a lot other guys is that I thrive on making game changing saves and I like to steal quite a few games.

“I haven’t met the other goalie Lane, but I’m obviously a team player and I’m all about winning and doing whatever it takes to get to that point. Between me and Lane I think we will be one of the hardest teams in the league to score on,” added Corley.

Corley will man the pipes in a star-studded duo alongside Lane Michasiw who the Capitals committed earlier this spring from the Telus Cup Champion, Prince Albert Mintos.

The Capitals would like to welcome Corley to the organization and the Cowichan Valley.

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