Monday, April 11, 2011

Christie signs ATO with Manitoba

Rookie goaltender gets opportunity with hometown team

The Manitoba Moose have announced that they have signed goaltender Steve Christie to an amateur tryout contract.

Christie, 26, recently completed his senior season with the University of Manitoba ending his final year of eligibility at the Canadian University level. Christie has served as the Bisons' starting goaltender for the past three seasons, compiling a 41-37-8 record.

His best season came in 2009-10 when Christie earned CIS Men’s Hockey Goaltender of the Year honors and helped lead the Bisons to the CIS National Championship Tournament for the first time since 2004-05.

The Winnipeg, Manitoba native joined the Brahmas on March 14th just after the Bisons were eliminated by the University of Alberta Golden Bears in the Canada West Semi-Final.

Christie appeared in three regular season games with the Brahmas, recording one win and two losses.

Photo Credit: Robert Keith

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