McKee Tries For Spot In San Antonio

By Lindsay Kramer Correspondent

David LeNeveu and Dave McKee missed each other by one season at Cornell, two of the school’s all-time great goalies skating past in the night. They never had a chance to compete against each other, or even directly compare notes. Until now.

McKee, who played at Cornell from 2003-06, is on a tryout contract with San Antonio. LeNeveu, who backstopped the Big Red from 2001-03, has played for the Rampage the past two seasons. The two hadn’t really kept in touch until getting together in the Coyotes’ camp.

“It was kind of nice to see another Cornell man around,’’ McKee said. “We didn’t relive the past much. We both had our minds focused on the job at hand.’’

McKee is coming off a rookie season in which he played 52 games for Augusta of the ECHL, and he also went 5-2 for Portland. The Texas native said he doesn’t see his time with the Rampage as a chance to gauge himself against his more professionally established buddy.

“I don’t really think about it like that,’’ McKee said. “My biggest concern right now is winning a spot in San Antonio. I don’t even have a contract. I have to get off unemployment.’’

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