The Victoria Salmon Kings loss is the Alaska Aces gain in the East Coast Hockey League. Wes Goldie played four seasons with the Salmon Kings and topped the 40-goal mark in each season, while not missing a single regular season game with the team. His top season with Victoria was 2008-09 when he netted 48 goals.
Wes Goldie played five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1995-96 to 1999-00. His first season in the OHL consisted of just two games with the London Knights, a team that would win just three and tie just three that season to write the books on Canadian Hockey League futility. His final four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League were played with the Owen Sound Platers.
An interesting note about Goldie is that the two game stint with the London Knights is the only time in his career that his assists have outnumbered his goals. That season he had zero goals and one assist. Throughout his hockey career since that season with the Knights, Wes has netted 517 goals to date. His 289 ECHL goals place him eighth on the league’s all-time list.
Goldie’s most productive season came in 2004-05 in his first of two seasons with the Sorel-Tracy Mission of Quebec’s LNAH. Despite the fact the league has a reputation as a goon league, Wes accumulated just 14 penalty minutes while netting 57 goals in 59 games.
With the exception of those two seasons in Quebec and two games played in the AHL in 2003-04 with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Wes has played his entire professional career in the East Coast Hockey League. He began his pro career with the Pee Dee / Florence Pride before his Quebec stint and has been with the Salmon Kings after Quebec and up until the end of the 2009-10 season.
Alaska is not only looking to Wes for his goal scoring ability, they are excited to have his leadership skills. Goldie has been the captain of the Victoria Salmon Kings since 2008.