Eighteen-year-old Silverbacks goaltender Ethan Langenegger announced his commitment to Lake Superior State University on Thursday, Aug (Pure Life Photography).

Eighteen-year-old Silverbacks goaltender Ethan Langenegger announced his commitment to Lake Superior State University on Thursday, Aug (Pure Life Photography).

Salmon Arm Silverbacks goaltender commits to Lake Superior State Lakers

Netminder has played in 37 regular season games

A Salmon Arm Silverbacks goaltender will be moving up in the world of hockey as he goes on to play in the NCAA.

Ethan Langenegger has committed to play hockey at Lake Superior State University’s Lake Superior State Lakers, based in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Langenegger, originally from Kamloops, made waves as a rookie in the BCHL in 2018-19, playing in 37 regular season games, the third most of any first-year goalie last season, where he posted an 18-17 record and .906 save percentage.

“It’s really gratifying to see a guy that deserves something so much attain his primary goal,” said Scott Atkinson, Silverbacks head coach and general manager. “He’s been a wonderful player for us. He’s a really good person and I can’t think of a more deserving individual. I’m sure he’s going to be a star for us this year and star for them in the future.”

Before Langenegger suited up for the Silverbacks, the 18-year-old played for the Thompson Blazers in the BC Major Midget League for two seasons.

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The Lakers compete in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, a conference with 10 men’s teams, including Minnesota State University, where Silverbacks defenceman Akito Hirose has already committed. Last year, the Lakers went 16-10-2 in the regular season and won their first-round series against Bemidji State before falling to the Minnesota State Mavericks in the semifinal.


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