The Orange and Black have acquired 19 year old Goaltender Ryan LaRochelle (96) from the Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) in exchange for future considerations. The Edmonton, Alberta product will be expected to help fill the void left by the Flyers’ two graduating goaltenders from the 2014-15 season.
With Dasan Sydora and Devon Fordyce both graduated from Junior Hockey, LaRochelle has been brought in to fight for the starting job in September. The 5’11”, 180lbs goaltender made nine starts with the Broncos in 2014-15 finishing with a (5-3) record, while posting a 2.17 GAA and a .924 SV% with one shutout.
“He brings veteran experience to the net,” said Flyers Head Coach and General Manager Ken Pearson. “He’s a steady goalie who makes a good first save and is fundamentally sound. He is well liked and is a great teammate and leader.”
The Flyers would like to officially welcome Ryan and his family to the Flyers organization and look forward to seeing him on the ice in September.