Eric Comrie - Tri-City Americans
The Tri-City Americans have only ever selected goalies in the first round of the WHL draft twice. The first time they landed Carey Price, who has gone on to a stellar career in Montreal. The second time they drafted Eric Comrie. With the track record of Price to live up to, there is no question that Comrie went into this season under tremendous pressure.
He has responded brilliantly, posting a 2.62 GAA and .915 save percentage through 37 games so far this season. What did Eric Comrie do in the off-season to prepare himself for this pivotal season in his career? He focused on improving every aspect of his game, spending time with renowned goaltending coach Eli Wilson. Eli found Eric to be remarkably coachable, one of the most focused, driven, hard working goaltenders and one of the nicest young goalies, that Eli has worked with in his career. And Eli has worked with the best of them.
Although Eric is from Newport Beach, CA, he has Canadian citizenship and plays for Canada internationally. Although his young age makes him a long shot, he will no doubt get some consideration for the Canadian World Junior Hockey Championships training camp in December.
Going into the draft, Comrie is the second ranked North American goaltender. GM Bob Tory of The Tri-City Americans believes his young star will exceed expectations. "Unbelievable. He's a special goalie boy, we're very lucky. I was really happy for him at the Subway Series too, coming in cold like that is not easy. He's right in the same mix as Carey Price and Dan Blackburn - just a great work ethic with a real humble personality.”
"Thank you for working with Eric this past summer. He really enjoy the experience of working with you. Your drills are second to none. Add this to your expert eye and attention to detail, you end up with a great goalie session. The shooters were excellent and challenged Eric in many different game like situations that you directed." Bill Comrie
Congratulations to Eli Wilson Goaltending Student Eric Comrie.
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