Minnesota Wilderness Goal Tender, Ryan Fanti has been named Divisional Star of the Week in the Central Division in the North American Hockey League. Read the full release from the NAHL here.
The Minnesota Wilderness got back on track this past weekend thanks to a road sweep of the Brookings Blizzard. Veteran netminder Ryan Fanti, 19, was in goal for both wins as the 6’2/190 lbs. native of Thunder Bay, Ontario stopped 56 of 57 shots in the two road wins. On Friday, the NAPHL grad stopped all 26 shots that came his way for his third shutout of the season in a 3-0 win. On Saturday, he made 30 saves in a 2-1 win. For the season, Fanti has a 18-16-2 record with a 2.53 goals against average and a .921 save percentage. “Ryan had a terrific weekend. I can’t imagine a better uncommitted goalie out there anywhere at this point. His attitude and work ethic are second to none and he deserves everything good that comes his way,” said Wilderness head coach Dave Boitz.
2nd Star: Sam Malinski, D, Bismarck Bobcats
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jared Christy, F, Austin Bruins – Riley Murphy, F, Aberdeen Wings – Tim Piechowski, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Stepan Pokorny, F, Aberdeen Wings – Dante Zapata, F, Austin Bruins
Watch the video release from the NAHL here.