Former Steinbach Pistons’ goaltender Nick Deery was a member of the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, who recently captured the NCAA men’s hockey championship with a 2-1 victory over Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The championship game was played in Saint Paul in front of thousands of pro-Bulldog fans. It was only a year earlier when the Bulldogs lost in the NCAA final game.
Deery, who is one of three goaltenders on the squad, is a sophomore enrolled in Mechanical Engineering. After being redshirted in 2016-17, Deery appeared in three Bulldogs’ games this past season; earning NCHC Goaltender of the Week honours on one occasion.
Deery, who hails from La Crosse, Wis., had an outstanding career in the MJHL, named the league’s Top Goaltender in 2014-15, in addition to being named to the league’s first All-Star Team. In the Turnbull Trophy final against Portage, Deery was named the playoff MVP.