St. Cloud, MN – The Madison Capitols of the United States Hockey League (USHL) announced on November 11 that goaltender Joseph Lamoreaux has committed to play hockey at St. Cloud State University. Lamoreaux also announced via Twitter on November 11 “I am proud and honored to announce my commitment to St. Cloud State University. Can’t thank my family, friends, and coaches enough for all of their support!” The 6′ 1″ 190 native of Shorewood, WI recently completed a visit to SCSU and remarked ” I got to go visit the campus and meet all the coaches. It felt right. It felt like home. It’s a place I can see myself spending 4 years of my life.”
Lamoreaux was a 6th round draft choice of the Madison Capitols in the 2016 USHL Entry Draft after competing in the Milwaukee Admirals amateur hockey system from 2012 to 2017. A high performer, he had three consecutive seasons with a GAA of under 1.75 and in his final season of U18 had a GAA of 1.43 and .941 SV%. He is currently in his second season with the Capitols and is currently one of the top goaltenders in the league with a GAA of 2.40 (3rd) and .928 SV% (2nd). Of note is that Lamoreaux is the first Capitol player in franchise history to commit to SCSU. However, current SCSU Husky Easton Brodzinski did spend a portion of the 2016-17 season in Madison.
Neutral Zone, a prominent amateur scouting service described Lamoreaux “moves well laterally, pushes out hard, plays just above the paint, square to shooter, competes like crazy but always calm in the net. Strong rebound control, in control of his movements, doesn’t give the shooter much to look at. Strong glove and blocker control, as well as an effective stick.”
Capitols coach Garrett Suter noted ” his confidence and conditioning has been the biggest change for Joe. He’s more consistent and he’s ready for games because oh his confidence and condtioning.”
The Huskies were in need of a goaltender for the 2019-20 season with Jeff Smith and David Zevnik both seniors. That would leave LA Kings draftee David Hrenak as the only returning netminder. The Huskies were in the running for US National U18 team goaltender Cameron Rowe who ultimately opted to go to North Dakota. The Huskies also have a commitment from Aaron Randazzo, a 17 year-old currently with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL. It is assumed he will compete for at least another season in the USHL.
Lamoreaux will join the Huskies for the 2019-20 season.