Cujo's kid winging it
Scott Mitchell, QMI Agency
CALGARY -- He wears No. 31 and Joseph is stitched onto his back, but there’s one big difference between father and son.
Taylor Joseph, son of former Calgary Flames goaltender Curtis Joseph, is a lanky winger, not an acrobatic ‘tender.
He’s diverted from the family profession, and he’s happy to be in Calgary for the Mac’s Midget Tournament with his York Simcoe Express squad, where his dad spent the last half of the season in 2007-08 and made a name for himself in Alberta as a big-game goalie with the Edmonton Oilers from 1995-98.
“He loves this city and he just told me to enjoy it,” Taylor Joseph said as his team arrived at Max Bell Arena for their tournament-opener Monday. “He obviously had a lot of fun here and he’s mad he couldn’t come.”
Born in Toronto — during his dad’s time with the Maple Leafs — the younger Joseph made a trip to Calgary during the 2008 playoffs.
He’s hoping his second time in the city is more memorable than the Flames first-round exit against San Jose Sharks during his dad’s tenure in 2008.
“It’s a pretty good tournament, so I’m excited,” Joseph said. “All the boys are excited.
“We’re excited to see what the competition is like.”
The Express are playing in Pool 2 with the Calgary Buffaloes, Okanagan Rockets, Prince Albert Mintos and the Leduc Chrysler Oil Kings.