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The Blackfalds Bulldogs have acquired 2004-born forward Carter Cormier from the Selkirk Steelers of the MJHL in exchange for Future Considerations.
Cormier started the 2023-24 season with the Bismarck Bobcats of the NAHL, posting four goals and 13 points in 26 games thus far. Blackfalds acquired Cormier’s CJHL playing rights from Selkirk earlier this week, and are thrilled with Cormier’s decision to play for the Bulldogs in AJHL. Bulldogs Head Coach Doug Quinn says Cormier’s addition will help Blackfalds bolster a forward core that has been hit hard by some injuries of late.
“Carter will bring speed and skill to our forward group, he had a very strong last year in the MJHL and was rookie of the year,” said Quinn.
Head Coach Quinn went on to say that Cormier’s role with the Bulldogs will be one that allows him to show what he can do.
“Carter excelled in the MJHL last year but was slotted behind a number of returning players in Bismarck this year and never really had an opportunity to showcase his skills,” said Quinn “With the Bulldogs Carter will be placed in a situation where he can maximize his skills and abilities.
Cormier expressed his happiness with the move to Blackfalds, saying; “I’m super excited to get things going here and to play for a really high-end team.”
Cormier added, “Blackfalds has such a great organization from top to bottom, so once I saw that I got traded here I couldn’t miss out on such a good opportunity.”
Bulldogs Director of Hockey Operations Al Parada says that Cormier’s role with the team will be that of an all-around forward.
“Carter’s ability to add offence and be a veteran 200-foot player to our lineup will fill some of the void lost from the absence of players who are either injured or away at WJAC.”
Last season in the MJHL, Cormier posted 19 goals and 52 points in 45 games. Cormier says he hopes to continue that momentum into his Bulldogs career.
“I would best describe myself as a fast skilled Forward with good hockey IQ,” said Cormier. “My goal is to win the league try and get an (NCAA division one) commitment.”
The entire Bulldogs organization is thrilled to welcome Carter and his family to Blackfalds!