By Arielle Aronson/DFP Staff
In an important step toward replacing senior goaltenders Kieran Millan and Grant Rollheiser next season, Boston University reportedly landed its second goaltending recruit for the freshmen class of 2012 when it received a commitment from Canadian goalie Sean Maguire, according to USHR.com. Maguire is expected to battle Youngstown Phantom goalie Matt O’Connor, who also committed to BU for 2012, for the starting job with the Terriers next season.
Maguire, a 6-foot-2, 181 pound goalie, recently wowed at the World Junior A Challenge, where he won a gold medal with the Canada West U20 team. Maguire posted a 1.49 goals against average in the tournament and was named to the all-tournament team.
Maguire is in his second season playing for the Powell River Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League and is coming off a rookie campaign in which he shared in the Wally Forslund Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the goalie tandem with the lowest GAA in the BCHL, with teammate Michael Garteig. In nine games with the Kings so far this season, Maguire earned a 2.28 GAA with a .910 save percentage.