The Madison Capitols, a member of the United States Hockey League, announced goaltender Dryden McKay has committed to College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
McKay, 18, joined the Capitols at the start of the 2016-17 season from the Green Bay Gamblers. The 5-foot- 11, 161-pound native of Downers Grove, Illinois has played in parts of three games with Madison this season.
“I’m really excited about the opportunity to get a top notch education from a great university, and also play for a great team and coaching staff,” explained McKay. “I am excited for the future and becoming a Crusader.”
McKay has a 2-0-0-0 record, a 2.00 goals-against- average, and a .928 save percentage in 150 minutes of play over three games. He has made 64 saves on 69 shots. McKay played in one game with the Gamblers during the 2015-16 season.
“I’m really happy for Dryden on his committing to Holy Cross,” said Capitols head coach and general manager Garrett Suter. “He’s a great kid who always shows up to the rink ready to compete in both practice and games which pushes everyone else around him to get better as well. He’s been a great teammate who’s stepped up in both his starts to earn our team the wins in both games, and I’m sure there are going to be plenty more wins to come for him this season.”
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.
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