The West Kelowna Warriors have signed-added former Vernon Vipers goaltender Cole Demers.
Demers started the season with the Vipers, played in 12 games (3 wins-8 losses 3.20 GAA) was released November 23 2016.
Demers made his Warriors debut Friday stopping 38 of 39 shots, was named 1st star in West Kelowna's 4-1 victory over the visiting Merritt Centennials. Demers stopped 72 of 74 Merritt shots over the weekend home & home series vs the Centennials, improved to 2-0 with the Warriors.
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Warriors add new goaltender
January 6, 2017
West Kelowna was dealt yet another blow on the season as the team learnt that 17-year-old goaltender Shane Farkas would be leaving to head to Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL). To fill the spot in goal will be another 17-year-old as the Warriors have signed goaltender Cole Demers from the Okanagan Rockets of the BC Major Midget League. Demers, a North Vancouver native, played in two games with the Rockets after being released by the Vernon Vipers earlier this season. Demers had very good numbers with the Vipers in his first Junior ‘A’ season, leaving with a 3-8-0 record along with a 3.20 GAA and a .905 SV%.
In addition to Demers, the Warriors will have another new face dawning big pads and goaltender equipment as goaltender Dorian Laganiere will join the team for the weekend as an affiliate. The Granby, Quebec native has split time between the Revelstoke Grizzlies and with the Golden Rockets of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) this season. In 7 games with the Rockets, Laganiere owns a 0-6-1 record with a 3.70 GAA and a .902 SV%.