St. Cloud, MN- Former SCSU goaltender Zach Driscoll who competed for the Huskies during the 2016-17 season has announced his commitment via twitter to the Bemidji State Beavers of the WCHA and former SCSU coach Tom Serratore.
Driscoll announced via twitter on December 21 “Proud and excited to announce my commitment to play hockey at Bemidji State University! Thank you to everyone who has helped along the way #GoBeavs “.
Driscoll split time with current SCSU goaltender Jeff Smith during the 2016-17 season playing in 14 games and compiling a 6-6-1 record with a 3.18 GAA and .888 SV%. This included one shutout. Following the season, the Huskies recruited another goaltender, David Hrenak which created an obvious log jam at the position. After discussions with the SCSU coaching staff Driscoll made the decision to return to the USHL for another season while weighing his options for the future. With both Smith and Hrenak playing extremely well this season for the #1 ranked and #1 Pairwise Huskies it obviously swayed Driscoll to look elsewhere for his future in collegiate hockey. However, it turned out to be a good move for Driscoll to return for another season in the USHL as he is currently the second-ranked goaltender statistically with a 7-3-0 record in 13 games including a 1.89 GAA and .921 SV%.
With Bemidji State currently relying on outstanding senior goaltender Michael Bitzer to carry to load appearing in 17 games thus far backups Jack Burgart (So) and Henry Johnson (Fr) have seen limited time in goal. This should create an ideal situation for Driscoll to compete for the starting position in goal for the Beavers in 2018-19.
We wish Zach the best on his commitment to Bemidji State University.