The Almaguin Spartans are thrilled to announce the addition of veteran goaltender Knute Loe from the Fresno Monsters of the USPHL Premier Division. Last season the 2000 born Loe was selected as a Pacific Division All-Star with a 15-5-0 record, 2.66 GAA and 0.919 Save percentage in 20 games. Loe is a veteran of 4 seasons of junior hockey, which has also saw him play in the CJHL and several Western Canada Junior “B” leagues.
Spartans General Manager David Forde had this to say about the addition of Loe “We are really happy to be adding Knute to our hockey club. To win in any league you must have top end goaltending. With Knute and the rest of our goaltenders, I feel we are in a good spot, top to bottom in net. Our goaltending is going to be an area of strength for us this year with the amount of talent and experience we have at that position.
Knute has proven throughout his junior career that he can be counted on to carry the workload and be a number 1 goalie at the Junior “A” and Junior “B” level. Last year, he had a breakout season with Fresno and led them to a Division Title and was named an all-star. Knute is a very mature young man and I think he is going to be a great leader for our players on and off the ice. He is very athletic, has a great work ethic and is highly competitive. We are counting on Knute to be a big part of our team this year and are looking forward to seeing what he can this season and help put himself in a great position to advance to college or pro next season.”