Bruins ‘deeply saddened’ by loss of former goaltender Blaine Lacher who died at 53 – saimmalik


Within the mid-Nineteen Nineties, Blaine Lacher was the Boston Bruins goaltender. 

On Monday, the Canadian and former NHL player died in Drugs Hat, Alberta — his hometown. Lacher was 53. In accordance with the Boston Globe, Lacher’s household stated his demise was not anticipated.

An official reason for demise was not instantly made accessible.

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September 22, 1995: Goaltender Blaine Lacher of the Boston Bruins tends aim throughout a sport in opposition to the Anaheim Mighty Geese at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. The Geese gained, 7-2. (Stephen Dunn)

Previous to the NHL, Lacher had a standout profession at Lake Superior State in Michigan. He helped carry the group to the 1993-94 season NCAA Division I title. Lacher’s .918 save share led the nation on the time. He additionally had a powerful shutout streak of 375 minutes and 1 second.

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“The Boston Bruins are deeply saddened by the passing of former goalie Blaine Lacher,” the group wrote in a publish on X, previously often known as Twitter. “We ship our ideas and condolences to his household, pals, and teammates.

Lachers determined to forgo his closing yr of newbie eligibility and signed with the Bruins as a free agent forward of the beginning of the 1995 season.

He went 19-11-2 throughout his rookie marketing campaign. His second yr and closing yr as an expert he went 3-5-2. Lacher appeared in 47 video games throughout his tenure with the Bruins, posting a profession save share of .887.

Blaine Lacher looks on during a game

September 22, 1995: Goaltender Blaine Lacher of the Boston Bruins appears to be like on throughout a sport in opposition to the Anaheim Mighty Geese at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. The Geese gained, 7-2. (Stephen Dunn/Allsport)

Lacher additionally appeared in 5 playoff video games for the Bruins throughout the 1994-95 season.

After his time with the Bruins got here to an finish, Lacher had a short stint within the Worldwide Hockey League, a former minor skilled hockey league. He retired from the IHL in 1996.

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Lacher’s obituary within the Prepare dinner-Southland Funeral Chapel acknowledged that he had one son named Quin.

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