From Medicine Hat News:
Garret Hughson came home to finish his junior hockey career, and he’s pretty much staying to go to school.
The Foremost goaltender has committed to the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, according to a press release from the Brooks Bandits Monday.
“Lethbridge was a good fit for me because they are an organization on the rise that needed a starting goalie,” said Hughson in the release. “It’s going to be nice to be close to home, get an education, and continue playing hockey.”
After finishing his minor hockey in Medicine Hat, Hughson had success playing in the WHL for Spokane but wound up in the OHL to start his final season. At the trade deadline in January the Bandits acquired him, and went on to win the Alberta junior A title and compete at the RBC Cup.
Hughson had an amazing final few months in junior. He went 14-3 in the regular season after the trade with a 2.23 goals against average and three shutouts. In the playoffs —including the Western Canada Cup and RBC Cup — he was 19-4 and tied the AJHL record with four shutouts.
“Garret did an unbelievable job for us this season and gave our team a chance to win every night,” Bandits head coach and general manager Ryan Papaioannou said in the press release. “He was instrumental in our run to the RBC Cup and will leave the Bandits with one of the more memorable playoff performances in my time.”
Hughson is the 18th Bandits player from this past season to have a post-secondary spot lined up.
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Hughson has trained with GDI by travelling to Winnipeg to work through 1v1 lessons. GDI President Ryan Cyr is also the goaltending coach of the Spokane Chiefs where Hughson spent the majority of his junior hockey career.