Minot goalie Garrity makes NCAA D1 commitment
February 6, 2020
The Minot Minotauros of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are proud to announce that goaltender Ben Garrity has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for the University of Wisconsin in the B1G.
Garrity, 20, is in his second season playing in the NAHL for the Minotauros. In 60 games over the course of the past two seasons, the 6’2/184 lbs. native of Rosemount, Minnesota, has a career record of 32-18-6 with a .913 SV% and 2.75 GAA.
During the 2019-20 season, Garrity has posted a 17-8-4 record with a 2.96 goals against average and a .910 save percentage. He was recently selected to play in the 2020 Top Prospects Tournament for the Central Division team.
With 19 games remaining on the Minotauros schedule, Garrity who has already played 60 games as a Tauro, will most likely pass Lucas Murray’s 68 for most games played as a Tauro. He is likely to finish in the Top 10 of Tauros in career GAA and SV% as well.
“Wisconsin has always been a school I’ve wanted to go to. The academics, campus, and sports are all first class and easy to fall in love with,” said Garrity. “The Tauro community has been so great to me ever since I got here and the last couple years here have been some of the best years of my life. The coaching staff and the great players around me have been monumental in my growth as a human and as a hockey player. I want to thank my family, teammates, coaches, and all of the Tauro community especially my host family for both years who have been more than I could have asked for.”
“It’s been a pleasure to watch Ben grow over the last couple of years. He has put in the work and it’s terrific that he is being rewarded for it,” said Tauros Head Coach/General Manager Marty Murray. “Ben is very quiet in the net, and is positionally sound. Because of that, he often makes difficult saves look routine. Ben is well respected in the room and is a competitor on the ice. I also have to give a shout out to our goaltending coach, Wyatt Waselenchuk for working with our goalies on a daily basis. He does outstanding work, and I know our guys trust him to help make them better.”
“Ben has been the standard for hard work and perseverance since becoming a Tauro. He came to camp two summers ago, where he earned his right to come to Minot and compete for a job. He took the ball and has ran with it ever since. While splitting time last year, he was a fantastic teammate, and again- just worked so hard to get better every day, and mold himself into one of the top goalies in our league. He is an incredibly calming influence back there for us, and as a coach- he’s done all that we can ask for,” said Tauros Assistant Coach/Goaltending Coach Wyatt Waselenchuk/