During the regular season, Lacouvee had a 2.82 GAA in 38 starts for Alberni Valley, earning team MVP honors. A 40-save, 3-0 shutout of Powell River in the regular-season finale enabled the Bulldogs, who had floundered early in the season before Lacouvee joined them in a trade, to reach the playoffs.
Lacouvee had originally planned to spend a second season with the Bulldogs before deciding to begin his college career at BU in September.
In 2012-2013, he played for Cowichan Valley. and spent the previous two seasons as a top Midget AAA netminder with the Notre Dame Argos.
OverTheBoards' Jeff McCarthy reported during the 2014 BCHL playoffs:
First round, the first seed Victoria Grizzlies clashed with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. The Bulldogs squeaked into the first round of the playoffs with a late win over Powell River in the final game of the season, but they were no easy task for the first seeded Grizzlies, and the story of the series was Alberni Valley goaltender Connor Lacouvee. The big goaltender played his best hockey at the most opportune times for the Bulldogs, has solid fundamentals and can take up the net with his frame. With his ability to stop pucks, many teams have gotten a good look at the 1994-born goaltender, who has one more year to prove himself as a legitimate NCAA prospect. [Note--this was reported before Lacouvee was recruited for 2014-15]
McCarthy tweeted today:
Really like Lacouvee heading off to BU, played big for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and won games for them single handedly.
— Jeff McCarthy (@McCarthyOTB) June 11, 2014
● Elite Prospects card
● Save on penalty shot (video)
● Paddle save for Cowichan Valley (video)
● Alberni Valley Times news feature on Lacouvee
● Player of the Week recognition
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