By Steve Sanders
© 2007 The Augusta Chronicle
AUGUSTA, Ga. – There are many reasons why Louis Goulet is one of the most popular players ever to wear an Augusta Lynx sweater.
Despite usually being one of the smallest players on the ice — listed at 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds — Goulet never plays like it. He regularly throws his body around like guys six inches taller and 40 pounds heavier.
He rarely makes mistakes or complains, and he’s been known to quietly pull double shifts when the team is short-handed.
As Lynx coach Bob Ferguson likes to say about his captain: “He doesn’t cheat the game.”
Goulet also has made his home in the Augusta community and has talked about starting a business career here when his hockey days are over. You can often find him representing the Lynx at functions around the community.
More importantly, he produces, helping put the puck in the net more than any other player in the franchise’s 10-year history.
Goulet picked up two assists Wednesday in Augusta’s 6-5 overtime win over Dayton to break the career points record for the Lynx held by Lars Pettersen.
After notching three assists in the season opener Oct. 19 to tie Pettersen with 220 points, Goulet went cold for 20 days and five games. He finally broke through Wednesday — one day after his 29th birthday.