Boise, ID (9/30/14) – Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Brad Ralph announced Tuesday that the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads have agreed to terms with goaltender Olivier Roy.
The fourth-year pro (pronounced oh-LIV-ee-ay WAH) comes to Idaho after spending the past three seasons competing against the Steelheads as a member of the Stockton Thunder and Alaska Aces. He has 54 professional wins between the pipes, 38 at the ECHL level and 16 in the American Hockey League, the highest level of minor-league hockey in North America, after being selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the fifth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
In 17 career games against Idaho, Roy posted a 10-5-2 record, including 6-0-1 in the postseason with a .936 save percentage in those seven contests. Each of the past two seasons, his team has eliminated Idaho en route to reaching the ECHL Kelly Cup finals.
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Roy is expected to be in Boise for the start of training camp on Monday, October 6, at CenturyLink Arena. The Steelheads open the regular season on Friday, October 17, at Utah before hosting its home opener the following night, October 18, against the Grizzlies in downtown Boise.
Group outings at a Steelheads game are a great way to gather friends, colleagues, or co-workers for a fun night out in downtown Boise. Ticket prices are discounted and you can get a Pepsi, Double-R Ranch Hot Dog, and bag of Tim’s Cascade Chips with each ticket. Contact the Steelheads front office at 208.383.0080 or log on to www.idahosteelheads.com for more information.