Madison Capitols goaltender Garrett Metcalf has committed to play college hockey at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell following his USHL career.
Metcalf has posted a 7-8-3 record with a 3.36 GAA and .906 SV% for the Capitols this season. He earned his first USHL win after stopping all 12 shots he faced in a relief appearance during the 5-4 victory over the Tri-City Storm on October 31st, 2014. The goaltender has faced 40-or-more shots on five occasions this season, including a 40-save effort in the 5-1 win against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on December 19th, 2014. Metcalf stopped all 35 shots he faced in the 4-0 victory over the Youngstown Phantoms on January 16th to post his first USHL shutout.
The native of Salt Lake City, Utah recently celebrated his 19th birthday and is a product of the Colorado Rampage youth hockey organization.
Metcalf is joined by Capitols teammates Guillaume Leclerc and Ryan Lohin who are also committed to the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Four other players that have competed in the USHL this season are also committed to the school; Tyler Sifferlen (Chicago Steel), Ryan Dmowski (Des Moines Buccaneers), Niklas Folin (Omaha Lancers), and Avni Berisha (Sioux City Musketeers).
The University of Massachusetts-Lowell is a member of Hockey East and has 11 USHL alumni on the roster this season; Tommy Panico (Muskegon Lumberjacks), Michael Kapla (Sioux City Musketeers), Joe Gambardella (Des Moines Buccaneers), Tyler Mueller (Sioux City Musketeers), Ryan McGrath (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Gage Hough (Omaha Lancers), Robert Francis (Green Bay Gamblers), C.J. Smith (Chicago Steel), Jake Suter (Sioux City Musketeers), Zack Kamrass (Sioux Falls Stampede), and Michael Fallon (Chicago Steel).
USHL stats – Garrett Metcalf
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 13th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2014-15. A record 35 players were chosen in the 2014 NHL Draft and more than 300 players on team rosters this season are committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.
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