Boston Jr. Bruins goalie Ian Milosz announced his commitment to Boston College yesterday via Twitter:
Honored to announce that I've committed to play college hockey at Boston College. Thanks to everyone that helped me get this far #GoEagles— Ian Milosz (@Milosz30) December 18, 2015
Milosz, a native of North Grafton, Mass. who turned 20 in May, has spent the last three seasons in the ranks of the USPHL.
What makes this news particularly interesting is that according to the Junior Bruins facebook page, Milosz will enroll at Boston College for the second semester and join the team in January. While this news hasn't been confirmed by BC, the timing makes sense - freshman Chris Birdsall has been listed as a scratch in recent weeks, with rumors persisting that he's dealing with concussion issues. Walkon Alex Joyce has been listed as the backup for most recent games.
Milosz adds some depth and experience between the pipes for BC in the event Demko needs to be backed up at some point this season (though to date, he has played every minute of every game). In his second season with the Junior Bruins' Elite team, Milosz is 13-2-1 with a 2.16 GAA and a .923 save percentage.
Apparently a bit of a late bloomer, Milosz didn't post a sv% over .900 during his previous two stints in the USPHL ranks with Springfield and the Connecticut Jr. Rangers, but a move to the Junior Bruins during last season has paid off for both sides, with Milosz posting great stats down the stretch in 2015 (.940 sv% and 1.82 GAA in 8 games). His solid stretch of play apparently caught the eye of the BC coaching staff, earning him an opportunity to jump in during the season.
BC has a highly touted, USNTDP goalie named Joe Woll committed for the fall of 2016, so Woll and Milosz would likely battle for starting duties should Thatcher Demko go pro after this season.