It’s January, which means that winter break is almost over.
The region's Class of 2022 has finished its first semester at college and moving into preseason mode for a first year of NCAA competition. While the battle is mostly uphill for freshman goaltenders, this class had a substantial crop of talented netminders.
Playing time is never guaranteed. After all, only one goalie is on the field for each team, but precious game minutes are still available for these talented keepers this spring.
Here is a closer look at the top freshman goalies trying to get on the field for their respective Division 1 teams in 2023.