Saturday, October 27, 2012

Kalamazoo adds Swedish goalie Due-Boje

The Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings have announced the addition of Swedish goaltender Marcus Due-Boje.

The 19-year-old has an extensive resume, including representing Sweden at the U18 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament and the U17 World Hockey Challenge.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound netminder hasn’t had a taste of hockey in the states, aside from his brief stint in the USHL during the preseason with the Tri-City Storm.

While playing with Djurgarden J20 in Stockholm last season, Due-Boje appeared in 30 games, posting a goals-against average of 2.63 and a save percentage of .904.

Due-Boje is the son of Christian Due-Boje, a member of the Swedish team that won the gold medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics.

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