Wahlgren Commits to Curry College

by Website Admin

The Utah Outliers are pleased to announce that goaltender Oscar Wahlgen has committed to play NCAA hockey for Curry College for the 2020-21 season. The Curry Colonels compete in the Commonwealth Coast Conference at the Div III level. 

Wahlgren, a 6'3" goalie from Sweden, played in the Outliers organization for two seasons. He was the team's number one goalie both years playing in 69 games and registering a stingy 1.88 GAA and a .925 SV%. He also led the league with 10 shutouts in 2019-20. 

In regards to his commitment to Curry, Wahlgren said, "I feel like this is a very big opportunity for me. Curry College is regarded as a great school with a very competitive hockey program. The team is expected to be very strong this season and I can't wait to be a part of it and help contribute to the group."

When asked about his time in Utah, Wahlgren stated "During my two seasons with the Outliers, I feel like I have been able to raise my game to the next level by improving my skills both on and off the ice. The Outliers are a very serious program that demands a lot out of the players but if the effort is put forth, the reward is great. I loved the organization; all the way from the owner, coaching staff, business staff, my billet families, our training facilities, and of course my teammates. The Outliers coaches teach players to play a very complete game of hockey. Everything is about development, winning, and preparing for the next level. As the program motto states...Advantages Matter!"

Assistant Coach Sean Leahy shared, "It was awesome to be able to coach Oscar for the past two years and build a relationship with him on and off the ice. His personality, work ethic, and style were unparalleled. Oscar's ability to take over games and will our team to win was fun to watch and I am so excited about what the future brings for him. It was a privilege to work with such a dedicated athlete and watch him grow his abilities and skills in so many ways. I could not think of anyone who deserves this opportunity more and I wish him the best of luck at Curry."  

Head Coach, Paul Taylor added, "Oscar had a tremendous couple of seasons playing for our team and was a dominant player for us in the net. He proved to be the backbone of the team night after night with his calm presence and consistent play. His work ethic and preparation was second to none as was his dedication to his position and the sport. As good as Oscar was as a goaltender for us, he was even that much better of a young man and teammate. He is a very mature individual who brings a high level of focus and passion to everything he does. I expect Oscar to step in and make an immediate impact at the NCAA level." 

We look forward to following Oscar and watching him as he helps Curry continue their winning tradition!