Superior International Junior Hockey League’s Dryden Ice Dog goaltender Patrick Zubick will be playing for the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League Saints at Selkirk College in the fall of 2017.
The 21 year old Castlegear, British Columbia native played for the Ice Dogs during the 2016 – 2017 season with leading all SIJHL goaltenders with a 21 – 4 – 3 record in 29 regular season match – ups. The 6’0 and 185 lbs goaltender had a 2.30 goals against average along with a 0.931 save percentage that included one shutout in 1699 mintues between the pipes. The Dryden netminder also played all eight games in the 2017 post season where the Castlegear, BC native led his Ice Dogs to a SIJHL Bill Salonen Championship title with eight wins, goals against average of 1.80 and save percentage of 0.933 in 499 minutes.
At the central regions championship 2017 Dudley Hewitt Cup in Trenton, Ontario, Zubick saw action in all three games where the 21 year old had a 1 – 2 record with a 4.61 GAA and 0.881 SV% in 182 minutes of action.
Dryden president Michael Sveinson told the Junior Hockey Network that “Patrick is a focused and confident goaltender who had an oustanding season for us. The only thing more remarkable than the strength of his game is the strength of his character. The saints are fortunate to have him, and we wish both Patrick and his new team all the best”
“I’m extremely proud to be able to further both my hockey and educational careers. To be able to do it at a championship program like Selkirk makes it all the better. I hope to bring my strong work ethic to the program and to give my team a chance to win whenever I’m in the net. It meant the world to me to be an Ice Dog during my last year of juniors, I made countless memories and friendships from which I learnt a lot. I’m very thankful to have been given the opportunity to be an Ice Dog and to be able to finish off my junior career as a part of a championship team really is the best part of it all” said Zubick.