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UAA gets a goalie recruit to round out netminding crew

Doyle Woody,Adn Staff

With Rob Gunderson and Chris Kamal finished with their eligibility, UAA was in need of goaltenders, and it looks like they've rounded up their crew with the addition of a recruit.

The Alberta Junior Hockey League has announced that Jared D'Amico of the Okotoks Oilers will join the Seawolves in the fall. The Seawolves return red-shirt sophomore Michael Matyas and had already received a commitment from Olivier Mantha of the British Columbia Hockey League's Penticton Vees, who will join UAA in the fall.

D'Amico, 20, is a small goalie -- 5-9, 155 -- who played three seasons for Okotoks, going 60-30-8 with a 2.41 goals-against average, .912 save percentage and seven shutouts. This past season he was 28-15-4, 2.47 and .911 with three shutouts.

Matyas last season was 2-2-1 with a 3.29 and .877. Mantha went 17-9-0 with a 2.27 and .912.

Imagine there will be quite the competition to become the No. 1 goalie for the Seawolves next season. 


By DOYLE WOODY, adn.com
Anchorage