TCH: Winnipeg coaches keeping eye on Ams' Comrie

By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald

It’s been less than four months since the Winnipeg Jets selected Tri-City goaltender Eric Comrie in the second of the NHL draft, and with the team hoping the future includes the young net minder, they have been keeping their eyes on him.

“He’s an important part of their plans,” said Jets goalie coach Dusty Imoo, who arrived in the Tri-Cities on Thursday. “We’ve had a player development guy come out as well and watch him and make a report. Everyone is very happy with what he’s doing here, especially since this year is a bit of a different challenge for him. This isn’t a powerhouse team like Tri-City is used to having. They are a little younger and he’s having to show a little bit of leadership and it’s a great learning experience for him.”

Imoo put Comrie, 18, through positioning drills Thursday afternoon. He taped the session and will be able to use it as a learning tool.

“He’s about the easiest kid to teach that I have dealt with,” Imoo said. “It is a tough position. It’s very individualistic, but hockey is a team game. You get singled out when you are good or bad, but you are still in a team game. To stay grounded and focused on the team sometimes can be challenging, like this year when he is a main piece of the puzzle, but he still gives credit out to everyone.”

Which is a trait Imoo wasn’t sure Comrie was portraying for the Jets, or if that was his natural personality.

 

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Playoff Stats

Goalie GP W SO GAA SV%
Eric Comrie 5 1 0 3.46 0.917
Evan Sarthou 0 0 0 0.00 0.000
Player G A PTS PIM
Jessey Astles 1 0 1 2
Parker Bowles 1 2 3 4
Brandon Carlo 0 1 1 8
Ty Comrie 0 0 0 0
Jordan Davies 0 0 0 0
Morgan Geekie 0 0 0 0
Matthew Gelinas 0 0 0 0
Justin Gutierrez 1 3 4 2
Justin Hamonic 1 0 1 6
Riley Hillis 0 0 0 0
Justin Marreck 0 0 0 0
Devon McAndrews 0 0 0 0
Beau McCue 0 1 1 0
Lucas Nickles 0 0 0 4
Jackson Playfair 0 0 0 2
Michal Plutnar 0 0 0 2
Braden Purtill 0 0 0 2
Rodney Southam 0 0 0 0
Josh Thrower 0 0 0 5
Mitch Topping 0 2 2 4
Philip Tot 3 4 7 0
Taylor Vickerman 0 0 0 0
Brian Williams 3 2 5 4
Parker Wotherspoon 0 2 2 2
Standings
  • B.C. Division |
  • Central Division |
  • East Division |
  • U.S. Division |
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Kelowna Rockets 72 57 11 0 4 118
Victoria Royals 72 48 20 1 3 100
Vancouver Giants 72 32 29 7 4 75
Prince George Cougars 72 27 37 3 5 62
Kamloops Blazers 72 14 53 2 3 33
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Edmonton Oil Kings 72 50 19 2 1 103
Calgary Hitmen 72 48 17 3 4 103
Medicine Hat Tigers 72 44 24 3 1 92
Kootenay Ice 72 39 28 2 3 83
Red Deer Rebels 72 35 32 1 4 75
Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 12 55 2 3 29
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Regina Pats 72 39 26 4 3 85
Swift Current Broncos 72 38 25 3 6 85
Brandon Wheat Kings 72 34 29 6 3 77
Prince Albert Raiders 72 35 32 3 2 75
Moose Jaw Warriors 72 21 42 3 6 51
Saskatoon Blades 72 16 51 2 3 37
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Portland Winterhawks 72 54 13 2 3 113
Seattle Thunderbirds 72 41 25 2 4 88
Everett Silvertips 72 39 23 7 3 88
Spokane Chiefs 72 40 26 3 3 86
Tri-City Americans 72 29 33 4 6 68