Jay Roux Records a Shutout in His Goaltending Debut!

Nov 1, 2009

Jay Roux, valuable veteran forward for the St. Louis Jr. Blues, had been trying to convince his coach Jack Behan to play goal this season for the Jr. Blues.   Jay, who had no ice goaltending experience, bought used equipment and showed up at the Jr. Blues Main Camp with goaltending gear in hand.  An excellent camp in which he allowed the fewest goals of all the goaltenders, made Coach Behan realize he had an excellent 3rd goaltender if ever needed.   Flu bug and a foot injury later, Jay was in nets against the Motor City Chiefs on Saturday, October 31.   Jay pitched a perfect shut-out  stopping all 19 shots as his twin brother and normal line mate Justin led the team with 3 goals and 2 assists.  On Sunday,  November 1, Jay went back to his normal position of forward and contributed with a goal and 3 assists for a 4 point game.   Coach Behan wasn\’t surprised by either night\’s effort as he explains: \”Jay is as competitive a player you will ever see.  His great athleticism allowed him to play flawlessly in nets.  I\’m not sure it was the prettiest of shutouts as his technique isn\’t quite the norm.  Lets just say he plays like a cross between Gump Worsley and Dominik Hasek.  But he got the job done.   Sunday was a vintage Jay Roux game with 4 points playing well with his twin Justin who had an 8 point weekend.\”