The Minnesota Duluth men’s program has found a third goaltender for the 2017-18 season after losing freshman Hunter Miska to the Arizona Coyotes.
The Notre Dame Junior Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League tweeted goaltender Benjamin Patt has committed to play for the Bulldogs starting next season.
Patt, who just turned 21, appeared in 18 games for the Hounds during the second half of the 2016-17 season, posting a 2.39 goals against average and .925 save percentage. Patt was the Hounds’ go-to-guy in the postseason, starting all nine games and finishing with a 2.69 GAA and 920 save percentage.
The 2016-17 season was Patt’s second stint with the Hounds after playing 14 games as a backup for the organization in 2014-15. Patt spent 2015-16 in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League (based in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia) after getting traded away by the Hounds. Patt was brought back to Notre Dame after the team lost its starting goalie to the NAHL midway through the season.