Former Cleveland goalie Rounds makes NCAA commitment
June 17, 2015
Former Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks and NA3HL Top Prospects goaltender Alec Rounds has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at Finlandia University. Finlandia is a member of the NCHA Conference and are coached by former NAHL Head Coach Dane Litke.
The native of Laguna Beach, California just finished his first season playing in Cleveland. The previous two seasons he played for Cincinnati of the NA3HL.
During the 2014-15 season, Rounds, 20, was outstanding for the Lumberjacks. He was named the NA3HL East Division Goaltender of the Year and also named to the All-NA3HL 2nd Team. He also was selected to and played in the 2015 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament for the East Division team.
In three NA3HL seasons, Rounds (6’2/187) played in 68 career games for Cleveland/Cincinnati and recorded a 26-35-5 record with a 3.28 goals against average and a 90.9% save percentage.
Former Cleveland Head Coach Bob Jacobson had this to say regarding Alec. "When the opportunity came up before last season to trade for Alec we knew from playing against him that we were acquiring a number #1 goaltender, which we felt we needed. He proved to be that and more, as he also one of the leaders on the team. Coach Litke was at the showcase in Blaine and saw us play. He expressed interest in Alec at that time and proceeded to recruit Alec over the balance of the season. After the season Alec and his parents made a campus visit to Finlandia and he made the decision to commit after the visit. I believe Alec will make an impact as a player at the Division III level. We will always appreciate what he meant to our organization."
At Finlandia he will be joining one of his former Cleveland teammates Avery Huibregtse.