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Spencer Knight Makes Preliminary Roster for US Junior Team

Freshman goalie has had a great start to his college career

Yale v Boston College Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images

Spencer Knight has been named to the preliminary roster for the United States junior team that will be competing in the upcoming World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic. This is hardly a surprise given how well Knight has played in the first 15 games of his college career, but it is still a nice honor for the freshman goalie.

Knight has been a major contributor to BC’s early season success, posting a .940 save percentage that is good for sixth in the nation and leads all freshman by a wide margin. With him in net, BC’s defense has allowed just under 1.9 goals per game for the season and has not allowed more than two goals in a game since late October. Knight picked up his fourth shutout of the season in Friday night’s game against Notre Dame.

What’s good for Knight may not be good for BC, as his near certain inclusion on the final roster means he will not be available when the Eagles return from their mid-season break. Fortunately, BC plays only one game during the World Junior Championship, a home game against a struggling Vermont team on January 4. If all goes well, Knight would be able to return the following weekend when BC plays a home-and-home series against UMass.

Congratulations to Spencer Knight on this well deserved honor and best of luck in the upcoming tournament!