A FINAL THANK YOU AND GOODBYE TO OUR 20 YEAR OLDS – Mikael Foucher
The Swan Valley Stampeders would like to acknowledge goaltender Mikael Foucher for his commitment, dedication and sacrifices to both the Swan River Valley and the Stampeders organization in his two seasons with the team.
The Swan Valley Stampeders acquired the 2000 born goaltender from the St. Louis Jr. Blues (NA3HL) in the fall of 2019 where he had dressed in 32 games, posting a 2.24 GAA and a .920 SV% (3rd Overall).
Shortly after arriving in the Valley he was named starting goaltender and never looked back. In his rookie season with the team, Foucher posted a 2.80 GAA and a .917 SV%. In three playoff games against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines that year he held a 1.35 GAA and a .957 SV% before the season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In seven games this season he posted a 3.85 GAA and a .909 SV% before the league shut down, once again, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Mikael is a great young man and a very impressive, hard-working goalie,” said Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff. “Foucher pushed himself every single day to be better and found new ways to challenge himself to be better than the day before. He was a leader both on and off the ice.
“He was also a leader with athletic ability and an enormous compete level. He never gave up on a play, helped his team to get better daily, plays the puck with confidence and poise. He is a great kid and an amazing teammate.”
The entire Swan Valley Stampeder Organization would like to thank you Mikael and wish you, and your family, all the best as you move forward.