The Texas Tornado is proud to announce that goaltender Dan Sullivan has committed to the University of Maine for the 2010-11 season. Sullivan played in 51 regular season games for the Tornado this past season, posting a 3.08 GAA, 1575 saves, and .912 save percentage. During five playoffs games for the Tornado Sullivan had a 1.65 GAA, 185 saves, and .949 save percentage.
“Sully started at a high level this year and because of his work ethic and willingness to learn just got better and better. Dan is going to an outstanding program at Maine and I have no doubt that he will be a big factor in their future success,” says Head Coach Tony Curtale. “I have coached several big time goaltenders in the past like Ben Bishop, Al Montoya, Dave McKee, Brandon Crawford-West, Ron Vogel, and Sullivan is right there with that group.”
Former Alumni Ben Bishop attended Maine from 2006-08. Bisphop helped lead Maine to two Final Four appearances before leaving early to play for the St. Louis Blues and the Peoria Rivermen (AHL).
The University of Maine has appeared in 17 NCAA tournaments, 11 Frozen Fours, earned 5 Hockey East Championships, and 2 NCAA Championships.