WICHITA FALLS, TX – The Wichita Falls Warriors are pleased to announce the tendering of 2002 goaltender Lucas Szyszka.
The 6 foot 2, 187 pound, goaltender from Westmont, IL gives the Warriors another option between the pipes heading into the 2021-22 season. “I heard great things about Wichita Falls and the staff, especially about the group that they have there and their culture just seemed like something I had to be a part of”, said Szyszka. Szyszka looks to join the crease next season with another 2021-22 tendered goaltender Matt O’Donnell. This past season was Ryan Ullan’s last season in the NAHL, and with Owen Bartoszkiewicz looking towards the USHL, Szyszka will look to try to fill some big skates. “I am a very calm and collected goalie. I compete hard and try to make things as easy as possible on the ice.”
This past season with the Chicago Mission 16U of the High Performance Hockey League, Szyszka recorded a 2.38 goals against average and a .923 save percentage in 21 games played. His time with the Mission help him develop and prepare him for his first season of junior hockey. “I learned how to play through hard times and be a leader on and off the ice.”
The Warriors have now added two goaltenders to the tendered list for the upcoming 2021-22 season and are eager to get them on the ice. “Lucas is a really good young goaltender that has proven that he has the ability to lead a team”, said Warriors Head Coach, Garrett Roth. “He is really athletic and has a high compete level that will contribute to his development at the junior level.” The Warriors look forward to getting Szyszka to town and getting to work. “We are extremely excited to get Lucas on board with us and we are looking forward to getting him out here to Wichita Falls.”