Blizzard acquires goalkeeper Myles Hektor

Myles Hektor. Photo contribution

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The Edmundston Blizzard signed goaltender Myles Hektor of the Kanata Lasers of the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) in return for future considerations.

To make room for Hektor in the lineup, the Blizzard released goalkeeper Greg Moon.

Hektor is a 19-year-old American (born in 1998) from Lake Bluff, Illinois. This season, he played most of the games between the pipes for Kanata (near Ottawa). In 15 games, he had a record of 6 wins, 5 losses and 2 overtime defeats with a 3.76 goals against average and a .889 save percentage. On his last outing on October 26th, Hektor pushed back 32 shots to give a 3-2 win for the Lasers against the Brockville Braves.

Last season, in his junior rookie year, Hektor was the Blind River Beavers’ number one goalie, a team that plays in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League. He took part in 41 of the 56 games of the Beavers. He posted the league’s 7th best goals against average (2.88) and he was the goalkeeper with the most games (41). He was as good in the playoffs with a 2.88 g.a.a. in 7 games and an excellent .930 save percentage. From 2012 to 2016, Hektor played his minor hockey in Chicago before joining Blind River in 2016-17.

With an imposing physique (6’2’’ and 185 lbs), he will team up with Francis Asselin in front of Blizzard’s net.

In four games with the Blizzard this season, Moon had a goals against average of 4.00 and a .860 save percentage.

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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone