The Miramichi Timberwolves have announced that former goaltender Tanner Somers has committed to the UNB Reds for the 2019-20 season. The 21-year-old from Miramichi spent four seasons with the Timberwolves after being selected as a territorial pick in the 2014 MHL Draft.
In 2015-16, Somers posted a 12-7-0-0 record in 22 games with a 3.57 GAA and an .892 save percentage as Miramichi just missed out on a playoff spot. He followed up that strong rookie performance the next season. Playing nearly 2,000 in 34 games in 2016-17, Somers had a 22-9-1-0 record, 3.21 GAA, and .903 save percentage. Miramichi rolled to the league final after capturing the Eastlink North Division, where they would ultimately lose in seven games to Truro. Somers went 2-1-0 with a 3.04 GAA and .890 save percentage in three games that post-season.
In 2017-18, Somers would play a career-best 39 games with a 17-16-2-0 record, 3.25 GAA, and .906 save percentage. He also finished with the third-most minutes played. Miramichi were swept in a close first round series with Edmundston. Somers played all four games with a 3.53 GAA and .905 save percentage.
During his final season in Miramichi, Somers would play 38 games between the pipes. He posted a 15-18-2-0 record in 2018-19 with a 4.09 GAA and .896 save percentage as the Timberwolves would ultimately miss the playoffs. He would also tally five assists, bringing his career total to nine in the MHL.