Westblom joins Gap Rapaces of France’s Magnus League

Rapaces GapAcadia Axemen alumnus goaltender Kristofer Westblom will be playing overseas this season (2014-15) for Les Rapaces de Gap of the Magnus League in France.

Westblom spent last season with the Central Hockey League’s Brampton Beast after spending the past 2 seasons with the Dayton Gems and Fort Worth Brahmas, also of the CHL.

Westblom spent 3 seasons playing for the Axemen from 2008-11, including 62 regualr season games, amassing a 34-27 record. kris_westblomWestblom (class of 2011) was the 2010-11 Atlantic Conference recipient of the Godfrey Award. The Godfrey Award, named after Dr. Bill Godfrey, is given annually to the player who best represents the spirit of intercollegiate hockey by his leadership both on and off the ice and by his conduct throughout the season.

Kris was named to the AUS first team all stars in the 2009-10 season, and was also named to the AUS All-Rookie team in 2008-09.

Prior to playing for Acadia University, Kristofer was a standout goalie in the Western Hockey Junior League for the Kelowna Rockets. He was drafted in the 2005 NHL Amateur draft, in the third round, 65th overall by the Minnesota Wild.

To follow Kris throughout the year, check out Gap’s website at http://lesrapacesdegap.free.fr/accueil.php