Austin Glover Joins Flames
With Kobe Walker placed on Elite League’s injured reserve list, the Flames have added Canadian forward Austin Glover to fill the roster spot.
The native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan spent last season with Magnus League side Anglet where he played 33 games while registering 5 goals and 22 points, tacking on 3 goals and 4 assists in 9 French Cup and Relegation contests.
Ahead of his pro debut, the 6’2”, 190lb skater iced 5 seasons with University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. The 27 year old, in 85 Canada West Conference appearances, had 14 goals and 45 points.
Glover played Junior in the Western Hockey League with Kelowna Rockets, Prince Albert Raiders and Red Deer Rebels from 2012-2013 through the 2016-2017 season and iced with the Canada Western U17 side during his first full stint with the Rockets. His best term was his last, split between Raiders and Rebels, where he had 22 goals, 36 assists for 58 points in 69 starts. He finished his development time with 224 appearances, 51 goals and 146 points.
“It’s unfortunate that Kobe was not able to get into the lineup because of an issue very early in training camp so he has had to be moved to the IR so we can open up that roster spot for someone else who can be on active duty,” explained Paul Dixon.
“Austin looks like a solid player who can play a 2 way game and handle responsibility in all areas of the ice and all facets of the game.”
“He has some size, can play a physical game and has a track record for some offensive production as well.”
“We are working as quickly as possible to get his visa in place, and we are hoping he can be with us in time for the weekend games on Oct 21st and 22nd.”