North Iowa goalie Ahlgren makes NCAA commitment
March 17, 2016
The North Iowa Bulls, proud members of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) are pleased to announce that goaltender Tommi Ahlgren, a 20-year-old from Tampere, Finland, has made his NCAA decision and will attend the University of Wisconsin-Stout (WIAC).
In 36 total starts in his North Iowa career, Ahlgren (6’2/180) has a record of 29-3-2-1 with 9 shutouts. His career save percentage is .944 and GAA is 1.55.
This season he broke the NA3HL record for shutouts in a season with eight. A recent participant at the 2016 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament for the Central Division team, Ahlgren also held a 1.17 GAA and a .958 save percentage for the 21 starts he made this year going 17-2-2. Ahlgren led the NA3HL in almost every goaltending category including shutouts, goals against average and save percentage.
Tommi is part of a goaltending trio with David Johnson and Zack St. John that has been unmatched in league history for goals allowed during the regular season with 63 allowed in 47 games.
"Tommi is a long, athletic goaltender who, technically, gives shooters fits with how square he stays to the play and his puck tracking ability is tremendous. Tommi understands the position and his impact ability for his team. He has been one of the many reasons for our success this season and we hope that he continues his winning ways during the playoffs,” said Bulls head coach Todd Sanden.
Tommi is the 5th Bull to make an NCAA commitment this season and the second to land an opportunity with UW-Stout joining current teammate Austin Jackson. The North Iowa Bulls would like to thank Tommi and his family for their trust and support of the North Iowa Bulls program and we wish Tommi the best at UW-Stout.