The UMass Lowell River Hawks are fighting for their third Hockey East Championship title in four years, but they are also making moves on the recruiting front. Goaltender Tyler Wall has committed to join the River Hawks.
Wall is currently between the pipes for the Leamington Flyers of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL). The 18-year-old is 27-2-1 with four shutouts, 1.49 goals-against average and .940 save percentage this season for the Flyers. He leads all the GOJHL in GAA and save percentage, is third in shutouts and wins.
The Leamington, Ontario native didn’t pick up his first loss of the season until January 20. He was 20-0-1 over his first 22 games. Wall also didn’t surrender more then three goals in a game all season.
Wall is 2-1-0 with a single shutout while giving up eight goals over three games for Leamington in the 2016 playoffs.
The goaltender also suited up for the Windsor Jr. Spitfires Midget AAA and Sun County Panthers Mn Mdgt AAA prior to joining the Flyers.
Wall is eligible for the 2016 NHL Draft and is expected to join the River Hawks for the 2017-18 season. He is one of two goaltenders who have committed to join UMass Lowell. He joins Anaheim Ducks draft pick Garrett Metcalf of the Waterloo Blackhawks who will join Lowell next season.