Bombers Kozlowski Commits To New England College
The Long Beach Bombers are proud to announce the college commitment of goaltender, Spencer Kozlowski. The Vancouver, BC netminder will be attending New England College, in 2018-2019. The Pilgrims hockey team play at the NCAA Division-lll level. Kozlowski was a late-season acquisition, coming to Long Beach from their rival Valencia Flyers. Very few trades in Long Beach’s 24-year history have worked out as well as this one.
In a late-February/early-March stretch, Kozlowski set the Bombers franchise record for consecutive shutouts (4), which was part of a stretch of 259m16s of not allowing a goal. Long Beach had no choice but to ride the hot hand, as Kozlowski finished the regular season with a stat line of 12GP-1.50GAA-.959SV% for the Bomb Squad (9W-3L). In the Thorne Cup Playoffs, Kozlowski continued his hot streak, as he recorded 8GP-2.31GAA-.933SV%. The 1997-born brick wall finished his career having played for three WSHL teams; the other being the Las Vegas Storm.
Long Beach Bombers Head Coach & General Manager, Chris White, commented, “Spence came in and gave our club a real shot in the arm. I think our defensive felt very confident with him behind them, and the feeling was mutual. Spence told us that he could play a more aggressive game, knowing our D core would make the right play, more often than not. What he did over the final two months was nothing short of special. I feel honored to have watched a young man elevate his game, and become ultra-focused, as Spence did. Off the top of my head, we have had some fantastic deadline deals, picking up star forwards such as Martin Vachal and Reinis Vitolins, but nothing can compare to picking up an elite goaltender that is red hot. We are thrilled that Spencer will now take his game to the collegiate level, and I expect him to earn his way into that crease, sooner than later. It’s going to be great for him to have achieved success, with us, and now be able to set new goals. We wish Spencer all the best on the ice, in the classroom, and in whatever the future may bring.”
Spencer’s Player Profile Page: https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/280394/spencer-kozlowski