MINNESOTA IRON RANGERS JR. A HOCKEY CLUB
Release date: Friday, May 6, 2016
Photo credit: Randy Murray
Iron Rangers’ Carignan commits to NCAA D-III Marian
HOYT LAKES, Minn. – The Minnesota Iron Rangers of the Superior International Junior Hockey League has announced that goaltender Kyle Carignan has committed to attend school and play for NCAA D-III Marian University in the fall.
Carignan, who turns 20 in two weeks, hails from Oregon, Wis., and is coming off a 2015-16 season in the SIJHL where he made 23 appearances in goal for Minnesota posting a 9-12-0-0 overall record.
“I’m extremely excited to announce that our Kyle Carignan has committed to Marian University for this upcoming season,” stated Minnesota head coach and general manager Chris Walby.
“Kyle has played an incredible role here as a Ranger on and off the ice,” added Walby.
“He’s earned this. I couldn’t be more thrilled for him.”
Back in 2014-15, the Iron Rangers netminder went 14-15-0-0 in 31 total games.
Marian, under the guidance of head coach Erik Largen, is also pleased to secure the commitment of Carignan to attend the school.
“We are excited to have Kyle join the Marian family,” offered Largen.
“His work ethic and passion for the game will bring a high level of excitement every day to our locker room. Kyle will not only push our goaltending group on the ice, but will push our whole team off the ice with his team-first mentality,” replied the Marian bench boss.
Carignan will join former Iron Rangers’ teammate Thomas Fazio on the Sabres roster.
Based in Fond du Lac, Wis., the Marian Sabres complete in the 11-school Northern Collegiate Hockey Association.
The finished the 2015-16 campaign second in the NCHA South Division and posted an 18-7-3 overall record.