The Pittsburgh Vengeance are proud to announce that Goaltender Kai Tomita has committed to Division III New England College of the NEHC (New England Hockey Conference).
Tomita, a native of Japan, put up a 14-4 record with a 1.84 goals against average and a stellar .932 save percentage for the Vengeance during the 2019-20 season. He also recorded both wins in the playoffs and won the only game the Vengeance played at Nationals.
Tomita was the USPHL Premier Midwest Region's Goaltender Of The Month for September and October. Tomita began his USPHL career with a 17-save shutout against Buffalo on Sept. 14, and he stopped 78 of 81 shots faced in September.
For October, he went 5-0 and stopped 106 of the 112 shots he faced that month.
Pittsburgh's strong start was followed by consistently strong play to keep them in the top half of the Great Lakes Division throughout the season. They finished second in the end, earning a first-round bye in the playoffs.
"Kai had a great season for us and is a great teammate and person," said General Manager David Dorsey. "New England is getting a hard working kid who will battle for the team day in and day out."
The entire Pittsburgh Vengeance organization would like to congratulate Kai on his remarkable season and his bright future at New England College.