Black Hawks Goaltender Commits to Notre Dame
Wednesday October 24, 2012
Waterloo Black Hawks goaltender Cal Petersen. (photo by Britta Lewis)
The Waterloo Black Hawks announced that goaltender Cal Petersen has committed to play college hockey at the University of Notre Dame following his USHL career.
Petersen, who celebrated his 18th birthday last week, has won each of his two starts this season for the Black Hawks, including a 25-save effort in the 2-0 win vs. Omaha on October 13th. It was his first USHL career shutout. The Waterloo, Iowa native first appeared for his hometown Black Hawks last season and compiled a 3-1-0 record over five games.
Petersen was selected to play in the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in September and was also part of the Black Hawks team this summer that captured the silver medal at the Junior Club World Cup in Omsk, Russia. The goaltender is a prospect for the 2013 NHL Draft and was listed among “players to watch” this season by NHL Central Scouting.
“Cal’s focus and ability as a goaltender has allowed him to earn this opportunity with Notre Dame,” said Black Hawks head coach P.K. O’Handley. “We’re fortunate to have him for the rest of this season and next, and like all of our players, we want his time here to help make him successful on and off the ice when he moves to the next level.”
Petersen’s will join a familiar face in college as Black Hawks teammate Vince Hinostroza will begin his collegiate career at Notre Dame next season. The USHL has been a pipeline for the University of Notre Dame as eight other current players in the League are committed to the school; Andrew Oglevie (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Ali Thomas (Chicago Steel), Justin Wade (Fargo Force), Jordan Gross (Green Bay Gamblers), Anders Bjork (Team USA), Dawson Cook (Team USA), Kevin Labanc (Team USA), and Sonny Milano (Team USA).
Notre Dame is a member of the CCHA and all but three of the 25 players on the roster this season have played in the USHL; Jared Beers (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Jeff Costello (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Thomas DiPauli (Team USA), Steven Fogarty (Chicago Steel), David Gerths (Green Bay/Lincoln), Sam Herr (Green Bay Gamblers), Stephen Johns (Team USA), Eric Johnson (Dubuque Fighting Saints), Mike Johnson (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Nick Larson (Waterloo Black Hawks), Anders Lee (Green Bay Gamblers), Kevin Lind (Chicago Steel), Mario Lucia (Team USA), Kevin Nugent (Tri-City Storm), Robbie Russo (Team USA), Bryan Rust (Team USA), Andy Ryan (Sioux City Musketeers), Peter Schneider (Indiana Ice), Steven Summerhays (Green Bay Gamblers), T.J. Tynan (Des Moines Buccaneers), Michael Voran (Sioux Falls Stampede), and Austin Wuthrich (Team USA).
USHL stats – Cal Petersen
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