Maine Hockey Journal

Hansson opts to turn pro in Sweden

Orono, ME– Former Maine goalie recruit, Pontus Hansson, appears to have ended his pursuit to play NCAA Hockey.

According to and the Boras team site, he has signed onto play with HC Boras of the Swedish Allsvenskan, a tier below the Swedish Elite League.

Hansson committed to Maine in spring of 2008 for the 2008-2009 season along with Frolunda teammate Theo Andersson and Malmo’s Gustav Nyquist.

He started the 2008-2009 season with the New Hamsphire Junior Monarchs of the Eastern Junior Hockey League where he started in six games. He was 2-1-1 with a 3.98 goals against average and a .869 save percentage.

He was released on October 30 and Kennebunk’s Brian Billet took his place on the roster.

He played the rest of the season with Karlskrona HK of the Swedish Division I league, a stepping stone to Allsvenskan. In six games with Karlskrona HK, he had a 2.01 GAA and a .938 save percentage.

According to Chris Heisenberg, Hansson wasn’t committed to Maine for next season.

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