Bugs Goaltender Lubbesmeyer Earns Division I Commitment

Apr 7, 2017

The Shreveport Mudbugs, proud members of the North American League are pleased to announce that Goaltender Dyllan Lubbesmeyer has committed to play Division I college hockey at Robert Morris University this fall.

Lubbesmeyer becomes the first goaltender in NAHL Mudbugs history to make a Division I college commitment.
“We congratulate Dyllan on his commitment to RMU,” Head Coach Karlis Zirnis said. “Dyllan is a competitive goaltender and a very mature young man who has provided terrific leadership for our team with both solid play and a great attitude. His calm demeanor and inner drive have meant a lot to our program. We know these qualities will translate when Dyllan starts the next chapter of his life and playing career.”

The 20-year- old Lubbesmeyer has been part of a goalie tandem that is the backbone of a Mudbugs team that currently boasts the second best goals against average in the South division. His 2.30 goals against average and .925 save percentage both rank in the top ten of the NAHL, a league with a reputation for developing solid Division I collegiate and future professional goaltenders. The Burnsville, MN native checks in with a record of 18-6- 2-1 and has the fourth fewest
regulation losses among all league goaltenders who have started in 20 or more games this season. He was one of six Mudbugs players to compete in the 2017 NAHL Top Prospects event in Plymouth, MI.

Lubbesmeyer began the 2016-2017 campaign with the Minnesota Wilderness of the NAHL, before joining the Bugs in early October. He spent the 2015-2016 season playing for both the Wilderness and the Smiths Falls Bears of the Central Canadian Hockey League, after concluding a very successful run at his hometown Burnsville High School, where, following his senior year in 2015, Lubbesmeyer captured the prestigious Frank Brimsek award as the top goaltender in the state of Minnesota.

Located in Pittsburgh, PA, Robert Morris University plays in the Atlantic Hockey Conference. Lubbesmeyer joins a
program that has finished no lower than fifth place in Atlantic Hockey in each of the last five seasons. Eight players on the Colonials’ 2016-2017 roster played their junior hockey in the NAHL.

The entire Mudbugs organization joins Coach Zirnis in congratulating Dyllan on his commitment to RMU.