An Interview With Louis Dumont

I did not conduct this interview, Bruce Levine did. I do not take any credit for this.

Louisiana IceGators' Centerman Louis Dumont, a fourth year pro from Wetaskiwin, Alberta grew up like many of his teammates--as a rink rat. Dumont began his career playing in the Canadian Junior Leagues where he was known for his blazing speed, slippery moves, and no fear attitude. Being one of the smallest players on the rink has always made Dumont a target for the bigger players who wanted to take him into the corners and knock a few fillings loose but, Bumont learned quickly that with his speed and puck handling abilities he could allude the big hit. After building a reputation as being a goal scoring machine wile playing Juniors Dumont found his way to the minor pro leagues. Dumont began his career in 1994-95 where he played in 2 games with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL) at the conclusion of his Junior season. The next year Dumont began the year in Tallahasse where he played in five games recording just one point before being sent to Wheeling. In Wheeling, Dumont enjoyed immediate succedss as he recorded 58 points in 62 games played while collecting 81 penalty minutes. Then, in 1995-96 Dumont returned to Wheeling where he had another strong ear collecting 63 points in 66 games, including a career best 39 assists. After requesting to trade during the off-season, dumont found himself on the Frozen Swamp of the IceGators. When opening night arrived the diminutice Dumont found himself in the line up for the IceGators- since then he has been unstopable. Known for throwing his body around in the rink and drawing penalties at the most appropriate times Dumont has became a fixture in the IceGators offense. He has rewarded the coaching staff's confidence in him by posting career highs in goals, assists, and points last season as he looks to finish as one of the IceGators top scorers. Dumont also looks to finish with one of the top game winning goal tallies in the ECHL and has put together one of th IceGators' longest point scoring streaks of the season as he recorded at least one point in 13 straight games from late- December through the month of January. A truly integral part of the IceGators offensive attack which has scored close to 300 goals this season, Dumont recently sat down with IceGators' Radio Broadcaster Bruce Levine to reflect on his first season with the IceGators, his love for the City of Lafayette, and what winning a championship would mean to him and his teammates.