Johnstown goalie McPhail makes NCAA DI commitment
February 27, 2019
The Johnstown Tomahawks of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that goaltender Carter McPhail has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Ferris State University in the WCHA.
McPhail, 20, has backstopped the Tomahawks to the league's best record of 41-6-2 and is on the cusp of becoming the team's all-time wins leader. His 24 victories place him in a tie with Tomahawks alumnus Drew Hotte.
The 5'11/176 lbs. native of Fenton, Michigan, has earned spectacular numbers in 2018-19. He ranks sixth among goaltenders with a 2.11 goals against average, fourth in save percentage with .931, and 2nd in wins with 24.
McPhail was the runner-up for the NAHL Goaltender of the Month award in both November and January.
"Its another great day for the Tomahawks with Carter making his NCAA Division I commitment to Ferris State," head coach Mike Letizia said. "He has come in this year and really established himself. He has contributed greatly on the ice as one of the league’s top goaltenders and as a leader off the ice with his positive attitude. I am extremely proud of him for earning and deserving this fantastic opportunity at the next level. His competitiveness, desire to win, and great personality should be an awesome fit for the Bulldogs. Coach Nick and myself are very happy for Carter and his family."
Located in Big Rapids, Mich., Ferris State competes in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.