Third Time Lucky? – by C. Scott Holland

If the third time is supposed to be lucky, then things may start to look up for goaltender Tyler Caruana. The 18 year-old rookie netminder has already played for two GOJHL teams and is set to see action for his third team this season after the Brantford 99ers traded him to the Pelham Panthers.

It’s not often that any player, let alone a goaltender, plays for three teams in one campaign.

But on Tuesday the 6’3″ backstopper was packing up and headed to Pelham. The 185 lbs. Scarborough native began the season with the Lambton Shores Predators where he started nine contests but didn’t win any. His stint with Brantford was short-lived. He got into three games and lost all of them but did fare better with goals against average.
Overall he has started 12 career GOJHL games has a record of 0-8 allowing 38 goals with a 4.86 gaa and an 88.3 save percentage.

Tyler put up some excellent numbers last year in the COJCHL with the Clarington Eagles.  In 20 games he had a 2.39 gaa and a 91.2 save percentage.  In four games in the Schultz Cup, Tyler posted a 3.14 gaa and a 91.2 S%.

The Panthers are hoping he can help them and that perhaps three is indeed the lucky number.

(photo credit – Peter Redman)

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