Northeastern has its next goaltender. We are hearing that Evan Fear, who spent the last two season with Quinnipiac of the ECAC, has transferred to Northeastern and is already on campus.
Evan Fear is a is a 1999 birth year from Winnetka, IL. He stands 6-foot-2 inches tall, and catches with his left hand. At Quinnipiac, he served primarily as the backup to ’99 phenom Keith Petruzzelli, a third round NHL draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings. He appeared in six games over the last two seasons, but has accrued just over 70 minutes of game action in the appearances. Fear was a part of the 2020-21 ECAC Championship team with QU.
Prior to Quinnipiac, Fear played two seasons in the United States Hockey League for three teams, ultimately finding success with the Waterloo Black Hawks in 2018-19 after a mid-season trade from Green Bay. Fear saw his final 14 games that year yield a .925 save percentage and 2.13 goals-against-average, and 4 playoff games yield a .925/1.99 combination. Fear also played in the North American Hockey League for the Springfield Blues, with two seasons saving .918 or better, and a GAA at 2.67 or better in both of those seasons
Fear completes the Huskies’ goaltender room, with Devon Levi returning from injury as the presumed starter and TJ Semptimphelter joining as an incoming freshman. Fear’s six games will be the most experience at the NCAA level, and he will be leaned on heavily by Coach Madigan and his staff to help the young guns adapt and thrive.
Prior to enrolling at Quinnipiac, Fear did an interview with the Quinnipiac Hockey Blog. When asked to describe what kind of goaltender he was, Fear responded:
Congratulations to Evan on his transfer to Northeastern! We look forward to seeing Evan and the rest of the Huskies when hockey returns to Matthews Arena later this year.