Buffalo Jr. Sabres goaltender Parker Gahagen today confirmed his commitment to enroll and play hockey at Army beginning with the 2013-14 academic year, the Jr. Sabres announced this evening.
Gahagen is currently in his second season with the Jr. Sabres and is among the top goaltenders in the Ontario Junior Hockey League. As of January 17, 2013 he leads all OJHL goalies with wins (23) and shutouts (7). In November he was honored by the OJHL as its Gongshow Gear Goaltender of the Month.
“I couldn’t be happier for Parker,” said Jr. Sabres head coach and general manager Michael Peca. “He is a perfect fit for West Point academically, athletically and most importantly for the moral integrity he exhibits. He will be a great addition and help them right away next season.”
Gahagen’s announcement is the second this week by the Jr. Sabres regarding college commitments. On Monday, the team confirmed that defenseman and team captain Derek Patterson (Calgary, Alberta) will enroll at SUNY Plattsburgh this fall. Also confirmed to begin studies and hockey later this year are forward Josh Kielich (Orchard Park NY – Canisius College) and defenseman Darrin Trebes (Williamsville, NY – SUNY Fredonia). Forward Nolan Sheeran (East Amherst, NY) will enroll at Canisius beginning in 2014-15. Additional college commitments are anticipated in the near future.
For more information about the team, visit the team’s official website at www.buffalojuniorsabres.com. The team can also be followed on Facebook (Buffalo Jr. Sabres Official) and Twitter (@BuffaloJrSabres).