Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Cougars have reassigned 1998-born goaltender Tavin Grant (Burnaby, B.C.) to the Kamloops Storm of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.
Originally signed by the Prince George Cougars in September, 2014,Tavin Grant was one of just three 16-year-old goaltenders in the WHL to receive regular playing time during the 2014-15 season. In 18 games with the Cougars, Grant posted a 3-6 record with a 4.64 goals-against-average and an .849 save percentage. All three of his victories came on the road in tough buildings: Calgary (October 26th, 2014), Vancouver (November 22nd, 2014) and Red Deer (February 14th, 2015).
“From day one of Training Camp the four goaltenders that we invited have pushed each other to great lengths, and the internal competition ‘between the pipes’ in Prince George has been the strongest it’s been in a very long time,” said Prince George Cougars General Manager, Todd Harkins.“Tavin Grant is still a huge part of our future and the most important thing for his development right now is to play, and to play a lot. We will follow his development closely, and we are very excited to watch him succeed in Kamloops with the Storm.”
The Prince George Cougars now have 31 players remaining on their preseason roster: Two goaltenders, 10 defencemen and 19 forwards. The Cougars will take the ice tomorrow night against the Kamloops Blazers for their final preseason test before their regular season home opener which takes place Friday, September 25th against the Everett Silvertips.