The Northeast Generals of the North American Hockey League are proud to announce the tender of U16 Meijer goalie Liam O’Gwen for the 2019-2020 season.
Liam is one of the highest rated 2002 birth year goalies in the nation and he has backed it up with his strong play. In 5 games this season Liam has a 4-1 record with a 1.66 goals against average and a .938 save percentage. In 2017-18 Liam had a GAA of 1.50 and a Save Percentage of .910.
The 6’0″ New Jersey native has been amazingly consistent in his career always rising to the competition and keeping his teams in a position to win games.
General Manager Bryan Erikson had this to say about the signing of Liam: “Liam has been on our radar for over a year. He is just a great great athlete and his technique has continued to improve. He often makes spectacular saves look easy and that is because of his great positioning. We have a great history with goalies here having really only had 3 full time goalies in 3 years. In year One we have Gabe Vinal (now at Brown) and David Fessenden (committed to Alabama Huntsville and in his 3rd year with the team) and Marko Sturma (in his 2nd year with the Generals). We have been lucky. But both of our goalies are 98’s and moving on after this year. We look at Liam as a kid that can step right in and start and continue the tradition of our goalies moving on to the Division 1 level. We are really excited to have Liam as part of our organization.”
Liam is the 2nd player the Generals have tendered out of the NAPHL this season following the tender of Sioux Falls Power’s Tyler Zahradka.