By Steve Sanders
© 2007 The Augusta Chronicle
AUGUSTA, Ga. – There are several reasons Louis Goulet is one of the most popular players on the Augusta Lynx minor league hockey team.
And although he can think of other ways to increase his likeability with fans – “I’m sure they’d like it if I fought more,” he says – Goulet will stick to what he’s good at: putting the puck in the net.
The scrappy, 5-foot-10 center is tied with captain Ryan Lang for the team lead in goals with 20 and is averaging a point per game this season.
The Lynx face the Trenton Titans on Friday and the Gwinnett Gladiators on Saturday at James Brown Arena. They visit Gwinnett on Sunday.
“(Louis) brings a lot of energy to the ice, and guys look to him to get us jump-started,” said Lynx goaltender Dave McKee, who faces Goulet daily in practice. “He’s good around the net and he’s got a good shot because obviously, he’s scored some goals.”
That he has.
Goulet ranks second in the ECHL in game-winning goals with five and is one of four players in the league to score four goals in a game.
He said he looks to ramp up those totals this weekend.
“I think I need to shoot the puck a little more. I’m getting a lot of chances, but I’ve been passing on a lot of chances,” Goulet said.