Harvard goaltender Michael Lackey will transfer to Providence as a graduate student next season, according to a report from Mark Divver of The Providence Journal.
By transferring as a graduate student, Lackey will earn his undergrad degree from Harvard and he won’t have to sit out a transfer year, meaning he’ll be eligible for the Friars immediately.
Michael Lackey will join @FriarsHockey next season as grad student. 6-foot-4 goalie had .918 save percentage for Harvard this season
— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) April 4, 2019
Lackey just led the Crimson into the NCAA Tournament this past weekend and he posted a .918 save percentage as a senior. He did not appear in a game as a sophomore which allows him to apply for a fifth year with the NCAA. However, there are Ivy League rules against a fifth year, so if he wanted to play a fifth year he would have to do it outside of the Ivy League.
According to sources, Lackey was also be pursued by Boston University.
Lackey will replace graduating senior Hayden Hawkey on the Friars roster; he’ll join Gabe Mollot-Hill, a junior, and freshman Jake Kucharski, who joined the team this past January.