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Fairbanks defenseman Garby makes NCAA DI commitment

March 31, 2021

The Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that defenseman Andrew Garby has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Army-West Point.

Garby, 20, is currently in his third season of playing in the NAHL for the Ice Dogs. The 5’9/170 lbs. native of Canton, MI, has 17 points (6 goals, 11 assists) in 33 gamed played so far this season, which is tied for the scoring lead among Ice Dogs defensemen.

“I’m extremely excited and humbled to be able to go to West Point to play for an amazing program, while also advancing my education and serving my country,” said Garby. “It’s an amazing opportunity that I have because of the unbelievable support of my family, friends, teammates, coaches, and fans here in Fairbanks.”

Garby joined the Ice Dogs during the 2018-19 season and had a very solid rookie season, recording 17 points in 44 games played. He also appeared in nine Robertson Cup Playoff games that season. During the 2019-20 campaign, he posted 12 points in 51 games played. Overall in three seasons, Garby has appeared in 128 career NAHL games, all with the Ice Dogs and recorded 46 career points to date.

“Andrew has been the heart and soul of this team during this unusual year. He brings it every night we couldn’t be happier for him and his family regarding this commitment to Army,” said Ice Dogs head coach Trevor Stewart.

Prior to playing in the NAHL, Garby played high school hockey in Michigan for Plymouth High and youth hockey with Victory Honda.

He is the 8th Ice Dogs players on the 2020-21 roster who has made an NCAA Division I commitment.

Click here for an updated NAHL to NCAA commitment list

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