No. 1 goalie won’t be back

The Nanaimo Clippers will have an all-new goaltending tandem in 2011-12. The News Bulletin learned this week that last year’s starter Charles-Andre Pelletier will not be back in the Clippers’ crease.

The Nanaimo Clippers will have an all-new goaltending tandem in 2011-12.

The News Bulletin learned this week that last year’s starter Charles-Andre Pelletier will not be back in the Clippers’ crease.

Nanaimo GM Mike Vandekamp said Pelletier will be moved to another team.

The four goalies in camp next week will be Billy Faust, a 20-year-old BCHL veteran; Chris Eiserman, an 18-year-old with an NCAA Div. 1 scholarship to the University of Massachusetts-Lowell; Mitchell Backhouse, an 18-year-old who Vandekamp scouted at Portland Winterhawks camp last month; and Lynden Stanwood, the rookie of the year last year in the B.C. Interior’s junior B circuit.

Pelletier posted a 19-22 record in his one and only season with the Clippers with a 3.34 goals-against average and an .885 save percentage. His backup from last year, Charles-Alexy Premont, was traded away last week.

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