With goalie depth a concern for Boston University heading into next week’s game against Union College, the Terriers announced in a press release the addition of freshman netminder Nico Lynch to the team.
Last season, Lynch played at Barnstable High School, where he recorded a 1.80 GAA and was named to the Boston Globe All-Scholastics Old Colony All-Star Team. In the press release, BU head coach David Quinn said that the plan all along was for Lynch to enroll for the second semester.
The addition of Lynch comes a few days after it was confirmed sophomore goaltender Max Prawdzik would be leaving the Terriers to play with the Lone Star Brahmas in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). Freshman goaltender and regular BU starter Jake Oettinger is with Team USA in the World Junior Championships, so it is likely he will be out for the Union game on Jan. 5.
That meant that junior netminder Connor LaCouvee may have been the only goalie available that week. With Lynch joining the team, that is no longer an issue.
The press release also included a quote from Quinn that Prawdzik plans to rejoin the Terriers next fall with sophomore eligibility.
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