Windsor Spitfires Select Chatham-Kent Goalie Anthony Hurtubise
The Windsor Spitfires selected Hurtubise in the 15th round, 285th overall.
“It was unreal,” said Hurtubise of being drafted. “I was starting to think I wasn’t going to get picked but when I did I was just so happy to be drafted by such a great organization.”
Hurtubise, a Sarnia resident and student at École secondaire Saint François Xavier, spent much of the season battling with Joseph Raaymakers, who was a second round pick of the Soo Greyhounds in this years draft.
Hurtubise was clutch for the Cyclones in the playoffs. In 8 playoff games, Hurtubise picked up four wins, including 3 shutouts. He also posted a 2.13 GAA and 0.932 save percentage.
In the regular season, Hurtubise had a 2.92 GAA and 0.893 save percentage.
Playing in the Sarnia system for the majority of his minor hockey career, Hurtubise was one of five Lambton products to suit up for the Chatham-Kent Cyclones Minor Midget ‘AAA’ team this year.
He becomes the second Chatham-Kent Cyclones goaltender drafted by the Windsor Spitfires in the past two years, as last season, Port Lambton’s Brendan Johnston was a 5th round selection by the Spitfires. Johnston played for the Chatham Maroons this season, and made his debut with the Spitfires.