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UMass Lowell 2020-2021: Down the long hallway

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  • #16
    ye gods.... that being said... holy cross... this LIU team is going to be... oof
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    • #17
      Originally posted by bottomdweller View Post
      Former River Hawk Goalie Garrett Metcalf backstops LIU to an OT win in their first D1 game. Holy Cross out attempted LIU 93-26 per Mike McMahon. Insane.
      According to the box score on CHN, SOG were 41-15, and attempts ended up at 95-29. LIU blocked 27 shots in the game.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by ScottK View Post

        According to the box score on CHN, SOG were 41-15, and attempts ended up at 95-29. LIU blocked 27 shots in the game.
        Former River Hawk Derek Osik was also in the lineup for LIU.


        • #19
          Lowell Sun article on Owen Savory.

          Savory verbally commits to UML

          Goalie will transfer from RPI

          By Barry Scanlon


          Goaltender U. has netted another top player.

          UMass Lowell, long known for producing quality goaltenders, has landed a verbal commitment from Owen Savory, who decided to transfer from RPI after the Troy, N.Y., school announced, due to the pandemic, it would not play hockey during the 2020-21 season.

          He’s considered a huge get for UML after he opted to join the NCAA Transfer Portal.

          Savory will take classes at RPI until December. Unknown is when he will be eligible to play for UMass Lowell. In a best- case scenario, Savory will be eligible to play after Christmas. There’s a chance, though, he won’t become eligible until next September or December.

          UML head coach Norm Bazin wasn’t able to comment on Savory because student hasn’t been officially accepted into the university.

          Savory, 23, had two terrific seasons at RPI. The native

          of Cambridge, Ont., was named an ECAC Second Team performer after an outstanding sophomore season which saw him rank in the top 10 in two categories.

          Savory was tied for third in the nation with five shutouts and tied for seventh with a .932 save percentage. He went 13- 9-2 with a 2.06 goals against average as RPI made a nice turnaround. He allowed one goal or fewer in 11 games.

          Savory did not play last season when UMass Lowell skated past RPI, 4- 0.

          But he does have fond memories of playing at the Tsongas Center. He made his first collegiate start at UMass Lowell. He was superb, kicking aside 26 of 27 shots in RPI’s 2-1 victory.

          Two days later, in Troy, N.Y., UML defeated Savory and RPI, 5-2. Savory made 30 saves that day.

          Under Bazin, UML has featured outstanding goalies. Connor Hellebuyck is the gold standard. Hellethe buyck, who played two seasons at UML, has reached NHL stardom with the Winnipeg Jets. He recently was named the Vezina Trophy winner for being the NHL’s top goaltender.

          Hellebuyck’s not the lone success story. Kevin Boyle transferred from UMass Amherst to UMass Lowell with little fanfare. Then he produced two solid seasons, his last one earning him co- Hockey East Player of the Year honors. His pro career has included five NHL games.

          Then Tyler Wall took over. Wall graduated this past spring after winning more Division 1 games

          than any goalie in UML’s history.

          UML returns four of its top six scorers and all of its defensemen. Inexperience in net was expected to be the team’s major question mark. Sophomore Logan Neaton started only two games as a freshman. Current freshman Henry Welsch has no college games under his belt.

          The arrival of Savory will give the River Hawks experience between the pipes, whenever he becomes eligible.