Jr. Blues goalie Lekkas makes NCAA DI commitment
July 10, 2014
The Springfield Jr. Blues, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that goaltender Stefanos Lekkas has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for the University of Vermont Catamounts. The University of Vermont competes in Hockey East.
Lekkas, 18, just finished his first season of playing his first full season in the NAHL with the Jr. Blues. The native of Elburn, Illinois, was named to the All-NAHL North Division Team, as well as, the All-NAHL Rookie 2nd Team for his efforts during the 2013-14 season.
Lekkas (5’11/160) led the NAHL this past season in saves with 1,340 and was 3rd in the NAHL this past season in games (46) and minutes (2,736) played. His 92.7% save percentage ranked 8th in the NAHL this past season and he also posted a 2.32 goals against average with a 19-21-6 record.
“I could not be more proud and happy for Stefanos,” said Springfield head coach Tony Zasowski. “He came to work everyday and earned this commitment. He had a great season and I am excited to watch him play for Vermont.”
Lekkas continues the recent NCAA Division I signings of those players that played in the 2014 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament. Lekkas was selected and played on Team North at the event and only gave up one goal in over 60 minutes of action.
Lekkas made his NAHL debut during the 2012-13 season with the Jr. Blues, as he went 2-0 in his two games, allowing just four goals on 60 shots in the two wins. For his NAHL career, Lekkas has a career goals against average of 2.31 and a career save percentage of 92.7%.
Lekkas is the sixth player from this year’s Jr. Blues squad to make an NCAA commitment and fourth to go Division I.