Let’s take a look at some of the top hockey goalies currently playing in Massachusetts. Hockey recruiting is very different from football recruiting as you will see some of these prospects have already committed to top college programs while they are only freshmen in high school. You will also notice that some are playing on club teams and not for their high school teams and two were featured earlier in our post about five of the best 2002 birth year players in the state.
Elijah Harris – Boston Jr. Bruins – Brown University – Harris lives in Andover and plays for the Boston Jr. Bruins in the USPHL Premier League where he currently has a 2.1 goals against average and a .930 save percentage. Relatively small at 5’8″ and 150 pounds he will play at Brown University next year.
Justin Ferguson – Islanders Hockey Club – Dartmouth College – Actually from New Hampshire but plays for the Massachusetts based Islanders Hockey Club of the USPHL and last season he had 1.78 goals against average and a .944 save percentage. He will enroll at Dartmouth in the fall of 2018.
Connor Hopkins – Belmont Hill – Yale – Hopkins stands 6’0″ and 200 pounds and has committed to play at Yale starting in the fall of 2019. Last season in 19 games he had a 2.48 goals against average and a .894 save percentage.
Gavin Fitzpatrick – BB&N – Uncommitted – Only a freshman, Fitzpatrick stands 5’11” and 160 pounds and projects to be one of the top class of 2020 goalies in the state along with Drew Commesso. Fitzpatrick will compete for the starting job at BB&N this season after being the backup goalie as an 8th grader last season.
Drew Commesso – St. Sebastian’s – University of New Hampshire – Another freshman in the class of 2020, Commesso stands 6’0″ and 160 pounds and he has challenged senior Alex Zafonte for playing time in net this season. A strong candidate for the US National Development program, Commesso recently committed to play at the University of New Hampshire