UMD men’s hockey goalie Fanti out for Covid protocols, Patt to get 1st start

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Scott Sandelin, head coach of the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men’s hockey team, announced in a press conference on Wednesday that starting goaltender, junior, Ryan Fanti is out for Covid-19 protocols and redshirt fifth year senior Ben Patt will get his first collegiate start this weekend.

The Bulldogs are still without sophomore goalie Zach Stejskal who’s battling testicular cancer. Their backup will come in the form of senior Brady Anderson, who was picked up from UMD’s club program last month.

Sophomore defenseman Wyatt Kaiser will also be out for the Bulldogs’ road series against Northern Michigan University Friday and Saturday. Puck drop is set for 5:37pm at the Berry Events Center in Marquette.

Sandelin added that Fanti is expected to return for their home series against the University of Denver Dec. 10-11.