Sept 16, 2014 (ISN) – General Manager and Head Coach Bob Woods announced today that the Saskatoon Blades
have acquired ’96-born goaltender Michael Herringer from the Victoria Royals in
exchange for conditional picks in the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.
Herringer has been one of the top goalies in the pre-season, allowing only four
goals on 59 shots (1.64GAA, .932SV%) in over 147 minutes of action.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound netminder has appeared in a pair of regular-season games
with the Royals, recording a win, a 2.39 goals-against average and .925 save
percentage in 2012-13. That same season, playing with the Victoria Cougars of the
Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, Herringer recorded a 2.23 goals-against
average and .899 save percentage in 17 regular-season contests. Appearing in three
playoff games, the 18-year-old product of Comox, BC, helped lead the Cougars to the
VIJHL championship with a stellar, 0.41 goals-against average and .982 save
Herringer, drafted by the Royals in the ninth round – 188th overall – in 2011, split
time between the VIJHL’s Nanaimo Buccaneers and Kerry Park Islanders last season.