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Goaltender Ryan Fanti to play for UMD Bulldogs

Kings graduate has spent the past two years with the Minnesota Wilderness of the NAHL.
Ryan Fanti
Ryan Fanti (NAHL photo)

DULUTH, Minn. – Thunder Bay goaltender Ryan Fanti has announced his intention to play for the two-time defending national NCAA men’s hockey champion University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs.

Fanti, 19, spent the past two seasons with the Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League.

He posted a 19-19-1 record in 2018-19, with a 2.70 goals against average  and a .917 save percentage with the Wilderness.

“Extremely honoured and humbled to announce my commitment to the University of Minnesota-Duluth,” Fanti wrote on Twitter.

“Can’t thank all of my teammates, coaches, billets, family and friends enough for all of the support throughout the years! Excited to be a Bulldog.”

UMD has won three NCAA Division 1 titles since 2011, and have had a Thunder Bay player on the roster all three times.
Travis Oleksuk, who spent the past three seasons in Austria after a four-year American Hockey League career, was on the 2011 squad, while Billy Exell captured a pair of titles in 2018 and 2019.

Fanti is a graduate of the Thunder Bay Kings organization.

Leith Dunick

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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith has been the editor of Thunder Bay Source for 17 years and has served a similar role with since 2009. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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