Storm alumnus Paulin-Hatch in ACHA championship


Ethan Paulin-Hatch, who spent three seasons with the Kamloops Storm, and the Lindenwood University Lions won their fifth consecutive Central States Collegiate Hockey League (CSCHL) Tournament title with an 8-1 victory over Iowa State Sunday afternoon at the Iowa State Arena in Ames, Iowa.

Paulin-Hatch backed up Trent Burnham, who who stopped 36 of 37 shots to earn the win in goal.

The Lions will enter the American Collegiate Hockey Association Men’s Division I Championship as the top seed with a record of 18-3-0 overall.  The event runs March 10-15 on home ice at the Centene Community Ice Center in Maryland Heights, Missouri.

Paulin-Hatch earned his first shutout with the Lions. Lions photo/Instagram

Paulin-Hatch was 3-0 for the Lions making 48 of 01 saves in three games, including earning his first collegiate career shutout on February 18 as the Lions defeated Maryville 3-0. Lindenwood outshot Maryville 39 to 20 and Paulin-Hatch stopped all 20 of the shots he faced. The six-foot-one, 175-pound goalie has a 0.67 GAA with a .939 SP. He earned his first career win in his first start stopping 17 of 18 shots in a 16-1 win versus Roosevelt University.

In 90 regular season games with the Storm, Paulin-Hatch won 32 with two shutouts and had a .903 SP with a 3.40 GAA. The Fort McMurray, Alberta native played in eight playoff games.