After losing two goalies from the 2020-21 roster to transfer (Connor Murphy) and graduation (Curtis Frye), the Huskies have added a new one to their pipeline in 2002-born TJ Semptimphelter, who gave his commitment to Northeastern today. The New Jersey native turns 19 years old this May, catches with his left hand, and clocks in at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds.
Semptimphelter played last season for the Boston Jr Bruins of the National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC), where he posted a .933 save percentage, 2.05 goals-against-average, and four shutouts in 30 games, compiling 21 wins. He was teammates with Northeastern commits Jackson Dorrington (’04) and Cameron Lund (’04) on the Bruins.
Prior to Boston, he played in different programs in New Jersey, including the North Jersey Avalanche and New Jersey River Rats programs, as well as four years at The Lawrenceville School (prep level). At each stop in the last four seasons, Stemptimphelter has not posted a save percentage below .906. He also played at the 2019 USA Hockey Boys Select 17 Player Development Camp and the Select 16 Camp the year prior.
A report from TSA Scouting in October 2020 on Semptimphelter had this to say: “Large netminder with quick reflexes and rapid recovery. Moves out fairly aggressively to cut down shooting lanes. Fast glove hand. Demonstrates ability to quickly push to square to the shooter and is able to move pucks away from danger areas. Limits rebounds and second hand chances.” The commentary on his rebound control, limiting second chances, and keeping the puck out of danger areas is particularly promising.
Given his age and the Huskies’ roster construction, we expect Semptimphelter to enroll this Fall to Northeastern. EliteProspects has him slated for the same. Our future roster page is updated to reflect this projection. You can view the latest information on NU recruits over there.
Congrats again to TJ and welcome to Northeastern!