Friday, January 6, 2012

Carr Transfers To Western New England College

When the Icers announced that everyone was to dress for the game at Citizens Bank Park Wednesday, it was a great gesture. But when those numbers didn't include goaltender Tim Carr, it raised an obvious question.

Today, that question has been answered, as Carr confirmed to Lions 247's Andrew Dzurita that he has transferred to Western New England College, an NCAA Division III program.

This would normally be the part of the post where I'd write a eulogy on Carr's Penn State career, but the reality is, there's not that much to write. Carr played three games as an Icer, the first of which was October 28th at Rhode Island when he stopped 19 of 21 in a 6-2 win. He followed that up with a 15-save shutout of Rutgers on December 3rd and a 4-3 loss at Liberty on December 9th (a game in which the issues extended well beyond the goaltender). He also leaves us with one of the great PSU masks of all time.

Carr, of course, committed to Penn State last February 28th and, along with Jake Friedman, was considered one of PSU's first recruits with NCAA potential. It's probably worth noting that this happened nearly two months prior to Guy Gadowsky's hiring, so it was a likely "no promises" situation, and it became apparent rather quickly that Carr was buried behind Matt Madrazo and P.J. Musico. With guys like USHL goalies Matt Skoff and Eamon McAdam coming in the next couple years (and with Madrazo, a sophomore, being the furthest into his career of the group), the depth chart wasn't getting any better for him in the future, either.

He came to PSU from the EJHL's New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs, where he carried a 2.40 goals against average for the league champs. Now though, that NCAA potential will be played out at the DIII level where he'll join 14 other former EJers with the Golden Bears. The Pine Bush, NY native's old and new schools actually have a small bit of series history, with the Icers taking 12-3 and 6-1 decisions in 1999-2000 and 2001-2002.

Same here. Best wishes, Tim.


  1. I'm shocked, SHOCKED, that this isn't getting more attention on the PSU sports websites today.

    It seems like a good move for him. He wasn't destined to see much PT here. Good Luck.

  2. No kidding...burying myself in this is largely how I deal with all of that. Back in November when I first heard JoePa was going to be fired, I did a post about playing Fredonia next year.

    It was the right move for Carr, although it does create a little bit of a depth issue with only two goalies, one of whom has already been hurt this year. Tom Badali, the Ice Lions starter, told me he wasn't going anywhere. So that leaves Dan Ivanir, the No. 3 last year, as probably the best option. He left the team this year with the two guys coming in, but is still at PSU. In terms of a guy who can step in for a couple months on short notice, play at this level, and have a mutual parting after that...well, not too many guys who fit that bill.