Hockey goalie bound for Lewiston Junior group next season commits to UMaine
The University of Maine had pretty precise luck with a goalie from the St. Louis vicinity from 2005 to 2008. His name became Ben Bishop.
Now, the Black Bears have landed every other goaltender who hails from the city called “The Gateway to the West.”
Connor Androlewicz these days made a verbal dedication to sign up for the UMaine program in 2020. The UMaine coaching personnel could be capable of hold a close eye on him because he’s going to spend following season playing for the expansion Tier II Junior Maine Nordiques inside the North American Hockey League.
Androlewicz will have two years of eligibility within the NAHL. However, he’s predicted to attend UMaine on a full scholarship beginning with the 2020-21 season.
“It’s accurate to recognise what the following couple of years are going to be for me,” Androlewicz said. “There’s some strain off my shoulders.”
Androlewicz posted a .927 shop per cent even as logging 1,258 mins between the pipes this season for the Holderness School in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Holderness, which completed with a sixteen-11-4 file, finished because of the runner-up to Tilton in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference.
The 6-foot-2, one hundred ninety-pound Androlewicz will graduate from Holderness this spring and will be a part of the Nordiques in August. He stated the primary reason he chose UMaine changed into the training body of workers.
“The staff is very invested in their gamers. They are in it for their gamers. They want them to be the first-rate they may be, and they need to get the nice out of them. It works each way,” the 18-12 months-vintage Androlewicz said.
Androlewicz surely knows approximately Bishop and the reality the school has produced 10 National Hockey League goaltenders, inclusive of UMaine goalies teach Alfie Michaud.
“It’s the region to be to similarly my profession down the road, especially with Alfie as my goalie teach,” Androlewicz said. “He’s a notable goaltender coach. He is aware of his stuff.”
Androlewicz last month has become the first participant to sign a settlement with the Nordiques. He dedicated to UMaine after touring campus for the second game of the Boston University collection.
“He isn’t only a remarkable man or woman character. However, he’s also a super player, and on top of that, he’s already a Division I Hockey East commit,” said Cam Robichaud, the Nordiques’ companion head educate and director of participant recruitment and development. “That’s a massive accomplishment for us.”
He said going from prep faculty to a 60-game NAHL time table will offer him with a fantastic transition as he prepares for his UMaine profession.
Androlewicz likes the idea of being a -hour power from Orono as the UMaine workforce could be capable of displaying his improvement, and he is probably capable of trap a few Black Bears video games.
Robichaud stated the primary thing that stands proud about Androlewicz is his maturity and the manner he incorporates himself off the ice.
“He is extraordinarily disciplined in his [workout] time and his teachers. He has an elite athletic mind,” Robichaud said. “He has terrific athleticism and true size, and he’s very informed about the game.”
Robichaud pointed out that Androlewicz is from a hockey circle of relatives. His father changed into a goalie and is now coaching goalies, and his younger brother is likewise a goalie.