Shreveport goalie Lubbesmeyer makes NCAA DI commitment
April 7, 2017
The Shreveport Mudbugs, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that goaltender Dyllan Lubbesmeyer has committed to play NCAA Division I college hockey at Robert Morris University this fall. Lubbesmeyer becomes the first goaltender in NAHL Mudbugs history to make a Division I college commitment.
“We congratulate Dyllan on his commitment to RMU,” Head Coach Karlis Zirnis said. “Dyllan is a competitive goaltender and a very mature young man who has provided terrific leadership for our team with both solid play and a great attitude. His calm demeanor and inner drive have meant a lot to our program. We know these qualities will translate when Dyllan starts the next chapter of his life and playing career.”
The 20-year-old Lubbesmeyer has been part of a goalie tandem that is the backbone of a Mudbugs team that currently boasts the second best goals against average in the South division. His 2.30 goals against average and .925 save percentage both rank in the top ten of the NAHL, a league with a reputation for developing solid Division I collegiate and future professional goaltenders.
The Burnsville, Minnesota native checks in with a record of 18-6-2-1 and has the fourth fewest regulation losses among all league goaltenders who have started in 20 or more games this season. He was one of six Mudbugs players to compete in the 2017 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament in Plymouth, MI.
Lubbesmeyer (5'11/195) began the 2016-17 campaign with the Minnesota Wilderness of the NAHL, before joining the Bugs in early October. Prior to that he had a very successful run at his hometown Burnsville High School, where, following his senior year in 2015, Lubbesmeyer captured the prestigious Frank Brimsek award as the top goaltender in the state of Minnesota.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA, Robert Morris University plays in the Atlantic Hockey Conference. Lubbesmeyer joins a program that has finished no lower than fifth place in Atlantic Hockey in each of the last five seasons. Eight players on the Colonials’ 2016-2017 roster played their junior hockey in the NAHL.
The entire Mudbugs organization joins Coach Zirnis in congratulating Dyllan on his commitment to RMU.