Lake Superior State
So. | G | Calgary, Alberta
Inglis was 5-3-0 in 10 games for Lake Superior State
last season. Three of the wins came against CCHA
Key Statistics: Inglis
played in 10 games as a freshman, starting eight. He
posted a 5-3-0 record, a 2.89 goals against average,
and a .908 save percentage.
What He Does: In the
crease, Inglis is the polar opposite of Jeff Jakaitis,
the guy he shared the Lakers' goaltending duites with
last season. The now-graduated Jakaitis, who measured
5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, was an athletic, acrobatic
goaltender. Inglis, who's 6-foot-4 and 212 pounds, is
more economical with his movements, preferring to use
his size to make opponents feel as though they've got
nowhere to shoot.
The Bigger Picture:
Seamless goaltending transitions are a Lake Superior
State tradition — back in the day, Bruce Hoffort
gave way to Darrin Madeley, who was followed by Blaine
Lacher, who was replaced by John Grahame. Laker coach
Jim Roque says the team's goaltending job is Inglis's
to lose, adding that the Calgary native has earned the
right to be the team's starting goaltender based on
his 10-game stint as a freshman.
Roque doesn't expect Inglis to duplicate
Jakaitis's career numbers (2.38 GAA, .925 save pct.)
but wants him to be aggressive, make the first save,
and trust that his teammates will clear rebounds and
cover the backside. Watch for Inglis, who played deeper
in the net last season, to come out to the top of the
crease to challenge shooters.
Lakers coach Jim Roque on the
similarities between Inglis and Jakaitis: "Jeff
was a late recruit, and Pat was a late bloomer, too.
[Both] are serious about goaltending and serious about
school, and Pat learned a lot from Jeff as far as how
hard he worked every day and how hard he competed."