New England Black Wolves’ Doug Jamieson named NLL Goalie of the Year 389 words

New England Black Wolves’ goaltender Doug Jamieson has earned that right to be called a superstar.

After completing a breakthrough fourth season, which saw him register an 8-3 record, this 23- year-old won his first major award and was selected as the 2020 NLL Goalie of the Year.

Along with the eight wins, Jamieson also led the league in such categories as save percentage at 8.29 and GAA with an 8.80 mark.

“Dougie is awesome to be around on and off the floor,” Black Wolves teammate Adam Bomberry said. “He’s always smiling and cracking jokes, but when it’s game time he’s dialed in.”

Playing in a shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jamieson found himself in a three- way tie with Halifax Thunderbirds goalie Warren Hill and Philadelphia Wings netminder Zach Higgins for number one in the league with the eight wins apiece.

“Going in to a game Doug in net, you know you’re going to get the stops you need,” Bomberry said. “Not that you want to get beat on defence, but it happens, and when it does, it helps to know you have a goalie of Doug’s caliber bailing you out. It allows the defence to play a little more aggressive.”

Jamieson, who recorded 462 saves in 11 games, was also picked on the All-League First Team.

“Doug has matured into a top-end NLL goalie,” Black Wolves head coach Glenn Clark said. “When we drafted Dougie this is the trajectory that we thought he would take. He’s been patient and professional in his development and we are seeing the benefits of his approach.”

Since breaking in as a 2016 NLL second round pick, this 6’3 275- pound netminder’s numbers have sky rocketed every year. This includes this past season where he posted career bests with a 8.80 G.A.A. and 8.29 Save Percentage.

Jamieson also possesses some outstanding leadership and entering his prime years, the sky is the limit in terms of what he can accomplish.

“It’s a great achievement for him, especially at such a young age,” Bomberry said about the award. “I think it’s also big for the up and coming generation of goalies that the community has. The kids watch everything and Dougie is a great example for them.”

A big congratulations goes out to Jamieson for his accomplishments as he has now reached star status.

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