Swayman packs A-game on trip to Northern Ireland tournament

November 26, 2017

Jeremy Swayman hockey

Jeremy Swayman

The significance of playing a college hockey tournament in the United Kingdom wasn’t lost on Anchorage’s Jeremy Swayman.

The Maine freshman goaltender packed his A-game to help the Black Bears secure third place at the Friendship Four Tournament in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

He stopped 52-of-57 shots on the weekend and backstopped Maine’s 4-2 victory over Rensselaer.

Swayman had 34 saves in a 3-0 loss to Providence in the opening game. His .923 save percentage was a season high.

He bounced back the next night with some glove love, turning aside 18 shots and going almost 40 minutes between goals. Both scores he allowed in the first and third period came in the final minute of play.

Swayman owns a 4-3 record and 2.51 goals against average in eight games.