Wall Commits to River Hawks
Flyers rookie goaltender Tyler Wall has made his decision regarding his future in hockey.
Following a breakout season where he posted 27 wins, 2 losses, 4 shutouts, a 1.49 Goals Against Average and a Save Percentage of .940, Tyler has set his sights on college hockey. In March of this year Tyler officially committed to the University of Massachusetts Lowell River Hawks of the NCAA Division I.
On way to his commitment Tyler, at just 17-years-old, was able to put together a season where he earned a list of accolades including; a spot in the GOJHL Top Prospects game, Western Conference Goaltender of Month for September, December & January, Western Conference best team GAA (shared with Michael Barrett), Western Conference First-Team Rookie All-Star, Western Conference Rookie of the Year, Western Conference First-Team All-Star, GOJHL Goaltender of the Year and OHA Top Goaltender Prospect.
University of Massachusetts Lowell is one of the most highly respected hockey programs in the NCAA. Some notable alumni including former NHL player, coach and manager Craig MacTavish, former NHL All-Star netminder Dwayne Roloson, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ron Hainsey and Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck.
Tyler will be looking to duplicate the professional success of these players as he is ranked 30th among North American goaltenders in this years NHL Draft.
(photo credit, Ottawa Citizen – Tyler Wall stops London National Austin Kemp)