Goaltender Tomáš Boľo announced where he’ll be playing once his St. Cloud Norsemen days are over as this week he announced he is committing to the Lake Superior State University Lakers.
The St. Cloud Norsemen ran away with the NAHL Central Division last season and ended up tied with New Jersey for the most wins in the NAHL and Bolo was a big part of that success. He had a 29-7-1 record in 37 games played and was top 5 in the NAHL in a number of goaltender statistics including wins (his 29 were tied for 2nd most in the league), goals against average (2.25, tied for 4th), and shutouts (5, tied for fourth). Bolo may have saved some of his best performances for when they mattered most as his numbers were even better in the Robertson Cup playoffs. In the postseason his goals against average dropped down to 2.02 and his save percentage increased to .920.
Unfortunately Boľo was not immediately available for comment as he has been competing in the 2022 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Edmon, Alberta. Boľo hails from Zilina, Slovakia and got the opportunity to compete for Team Slovakia in the IIFH World Juniors.
Lake Superior State University is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, which is in the very northeast tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Sault Ste. Marie has a twin city of the same name in Ontario, Canada, just across St. Mary’s River. LSSU men’s hockey has been around since 1966 and they were a perennial powerhouse in the early 1990s as they made all four of the program’s Frozen Four performances between 1988 and 1994, capturing three NCAA men’s hockey championships in that time in 1988, 1992 and 1994. Over 30 players have gone on to the NHL from Lake Superior State and arguably their three most famous alumni are Brian Rolston, Doug Weight and Jim Dowd. Each of those players has won a Stanley Cup and they represent three of the four Stanley Cups won by Laker alumni.
While Boľo has his sights set on Sault Ste. Marie and the campus of Lake Superior State for the fall of 2023, he’ll be back in between the pipes at the St. Cloud Municipal Athletic Complex, backstopping the Norsemen as they look to defend their NAHL Central Division regular and postseason titles and capture the 2023 Robertson Cup. The regular season campaign begins with the 2022 NAHL Showcase at the Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota on Wednesday, September 14th. The Norsemen’s home opener is Friday, September 23rd vs. the Austin Bruins.
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