The Powell River Kings announced goaltender Michael Garteig has committed to attend NCAA’s Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut for the 2011-2012 season.
Hailing from Prince George, Garteig joined the Kings during the 2009-2010 season and has been a key component of the roster ever since. This year, Garteig has had a huge impact on both the conference and league standings as he currently tops BCHL goaltenders with 24 wins, a 1.53 goals-against average and a stellar save percentage of .937.
Kings' head coach and general manager Kent Lewis is thrilled his netminder has landed an NCAA scholarship.
"We are very excited for Mike to attend Quinnipiac. He has shown he is an elite goaltender in the BCHL and we feel Mike will be a great addition to the university both on the ice and around the campus."
Garteig chose Quinnipiac as a result of its highly established hockey program and for being an institution that is recognized for its strong academics. The Bobcats have been one of the most active NCAA recruiters of BCHL talent in recent years, as they currently list nine alumni on their roster.
Garteig will be joining former Kings Darcy Oakes and Clay Harvey as a Bobcat.
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