By Kevin Scott
UPDATE: (May 16, 2020): Cam McIntosh has transferred from the University of Jamestown (ND) to Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona for the 2020-21 season to continue his education and hockey career.
GREAT FALLS, Mont., February 23, 2019 — The Great Falls Americans, a member of the, North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), announced that goaltender Cam McIntosh has signed his letter of intent to continue his education and play Division I hockey.
McIntosh, 17, a 6’1” and 170 lb. is a native of Great Falls, Montana and will join the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, North Dakota. The Jimmies are members of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) in the fall of 2019.
Jamestown is currently ranked 17th in the latest ACHA Division I rankings. Beginning with the 2019-2020 season, the Jimmies will also have both an ACHA Division I and II team.
During the 2018-19 season with the Americans junior hockey team, the Montana native is 2-2-0 on the season in seven regular season appearances for first year head coach Greg Sears’ squad. The newest college hockey signee from the Americans has a 2.20 goals against average (GAA) and an 0.897 save percentage. Great Falls, currently in first place in the seven-team Frontier Division of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), have already clinched a playoff berth with an overall record of 36-7-0-1 with three regular season games remaining.
“Cam is one of our hardest working players. As a senior in high school, he has a lot on his plate,” said Americans head coach Greg Sears. “He does a great job balancing hockey and school. Cam is very competitive and brings a lot to the table. He has a very bright future.”
The college bound freshman cited getting more playing time and furthering his game by working on fundamentals as positive accomplishments that he was able to achieve this season in junior hockey.
“I felt like playing at this level (Junior A) of hockey helped me tremendously with my skills and bettering my game and boosting my confidence so that I could get to the next level and play collegiately,” said McIntosh.
He looks forward to stepping up to another level of hockey in another state (North Dakota). “It has always been a dream of mine to play for a college team,” said the young netminder who has a few games remaining in his junior hockey career.
Cam plans on majoring in either Physical Therapy or Athletic Training while attending the University of Jamestown.
Cam is the son of Mike and Lacey McIntosh and the brother to Rece.
The home-grown talent wanted to thank all the fans that have supported him and the Great Falls Americans. “The support has been amazing; seeing the fans fill the place (Great Falls Ice Plex) and it doesn’t matter who we are playing, they are there to cheer us on.”
Click here to view Cam McIntosh’s statistics for the 2018-19 season.
Click here for a full listing of NA3HL college commitments.
Additional Media Coverage: February 21, 2019: Great Falls Tribune: Americans’ McIntosh signs with Jimmies
Additional Media Coverage: February 21, 2019: North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL): Great Falls goalie McIntosh makes college commitment