’98-born goalie James Corcoran committed to Merrimack College on Friday; he’s projected to arrive in North Andover in 2019 after a year in juniors next season.
Corcoran, who has family who have attended Merrimack, is in his post-grad year at Winchendon. Prior to that, he played for Walpole High School last season where he put together one of the most impressive seasons in Massachusetts history. Corcoran set a state record with 14 shutouts last season, posting a eye-popping .970 save percentage and a 0.46 goals-against average.
Measuring 6-foot-4, Corcoran took part in development camp with the Boston Bruins last summer. This season at Winchendon, he posted a .925 save percentage and allowed 2.15 goals per game in 27 starts.