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CSS Men's Hockey Lands NAHL Goalie Forbes Ploszaj

CSS Men's Hockey Lands NAHL Goalie Forbes Ploszaj

Eyewitness Sports
July 10, 2017 04:02 PM

Duluth, Minn. - Goaltender Forbes Ploszaj will be the the final recruit for St. Scholastica Men's Hockey in their 2017-18 class.

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Ploszaj, a Gilbert, Arizona native, was the North American Hockey League (NAHL) Central Division Goaltender of the Year last season with the Aberdeen Wings. Ploszaj led the Wings to a third place finish in the 2017 Robertson Cup. He made 46 saves in an overtime shutout victory over Cloquet's Minnesota Wilderness in the Central Division Finals to advance to the Robertson Cup.

In 35 games with Aberdeen this past season, Ploszaj recorded a 2.45 goals-against-average and had a .913 save percentage. Ploszaj also had stops in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) and the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) the last two seasons.

"We are pleased to announce the addition of Forbes to the Saints Hockey family," said assistant coach Shawn Bartlette. "Forbes has had a very impressive junior career, he has been a leader on his team and has proven he can play at a high level and be successful. We look forward to seeing him take the next step and help substantiate a strong goaltending corps at St. Scholastica for years to come."

This brings 2017-18 recruiting class to seven. Ploszaj joins forwards Nate Pionk, Parker Mismash, Carson Rose and Chase Springman, along with defenseman Jordan Fralich and fellow goaltender Nickolas Trenciansky.

The Saints are scheduled to open their 2017-18 season on Friday, October 27 at conference rival Northland College.

(Contributions from Jesse Robinson, CSS Director of Athletics Communications.)


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