By Billy Byler
© 2008 The Augusta Chronicle
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta Lynx captain Louis Goulet doesn’t talk about hockey like it’s a sport. It’s more like a friend.
“Hockey’s been good to me,” he said. “Hockey’s given me an education. Hockey’s given me a wife. I’ve met some great people through hockey.”
There’s very little space on the time line of Goulet’s life where hockey isn’t present. From his childhood days in Kapuskasing, Ontario, where he learned the sport, to becoming the all-time leading points scorer for the Lynx, Goulet and hockey have been nearly inseparable.
Goulet soon will add another hockey milestone. He enters Tuesday’s home game against the Texas Wildcatters in need of one goal to tie the Lynx’s all-time goal-scoring record. Former Lynx forward Jonas Soling owns the current mark with 90 goals. Goulet, who has 89 goals in just under four years with the Lynx, will soon overtake him.
“I’m really not thinking about it at all,” Goulet said. “It’s a personal achievement. Personal achievements are great, but the team achievements are what I look for. I’d give up any personal achievement for a championship.”