By @MichaelCaples –
Following in Connor Hellebuyck’s footsteps doesn’t seem like such a bad idea.
Sunday evening, Brighton native Logan Neaton announced his commitment to UMass Lowell, the same school that Hellebuyck, a Commerce native, thrived at before becoming joining the Winnipeg Jets organization.
Neaton played for Brighton High School before embarking on a junior hockey career. In 2016-17, he led the Bulldogs to a Division 1 state title, and was named the state’s best goaltender in the process.
“UMass Lowell was truly the perfect fit for me,” Neaton told MiHockey. “It’s somewhere that affords me such a great opportunity to grow both as a hockey player as well as a student, all under a phenomenal scholarship opportunity. They are a program with a very rich hockey history that competes in one of the best conferences in the nation every night and a school that can provide me with a phenomenal degree, as well as a program that has done a great job with the development of goaltenders in the past, and has a track record of sending goalies to the NHL.”
Last year, he played for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the NAHL. This season, he has been competing for the Prince George Spruce Kings of the BCHL. There, Neaton holds a .915 save percentage and a 1.97 goals-against average in 26 appearances.
Extremely honored and proud to announce my commitment to play division 1 college hockey at U-Mass Lowell. Thank you to my family, friends, teammates, and coaches for their support in helping me to get to this point! #unitedinblue @RiverHawkHockey pic.twitter.com/XDmxvDZCIy
— Logan Neaton (@neaton_logan) December 9, 2018