GOALTENDING SPOTS UP FOR GRABS

Aug 20, 2012 - 10:23 GMT

dsteinke@medicinehatnews.com

For the first time in years, the Medicine Hat Tigers goaltending situation is unpredictable.

Going into the last three seasons, Tyler Bunz, who holds the team's all-time career wins record, was pretty much a lock as the starter, especially the past two seasons. The other goalies that came to Tigers training camp were battling for the number two spot.

Due to the fact Bunz has signed an entry-level NHL contract with the Edmonton Oilers, he likely won't be back for his overage season in Medicine Hat.

With training camp activities slated to start Tuesday, the competition for the team's two netminding spots is wide open.

On Thursday, two of the team's returnees in Kenny Cameron and Dawson MacAuley were at The Arena helping Tigers goaltender coach J.F. Martel run his World Pro Goaltending camp.

Czech product Marek Langhamer, who was selected by the Tigers in the first round of the Canadian Hockey League import draft in June, wasn't present, but it isn't mandatory for the goaltenders on the Tigers list to assist with the goaltender camp.

The two returnees are heading into the season with the mindset that they each have a big opportunity.

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