Meet Wyatt Garagan

Northland College Hockey

Name: Wyatt Garagan

Nickname: Gary or Heavy G

Position-Forward

Number: 14 on the ice, 1 in your heart

Height– 6-1

Weight- 205

Class– Freshman

Hometown: Estevan, Saskatchewan

Parents Names: Sean & Colleen

Siblings Names: Matt, Kyle, Greg

Intended Major: Business

Why did you choose Northland College?

The small campus atmosphere combined with small class sizes and the opportunity to participate in NCAA athletics.

Favorite food– Chicken and pasta

Favorite Video Game– Star Wars Battlefront

Favorite Movie– Super Troopers

Favorite player- Steven Stamkos

Pre-Game Ritual: Tape his stick, stretch, listen to music

Weird superstitions– Always ties his left skate before his right

Other Sports- Golf

What do you want to do after college– Open up a small business in SK

Best Attribute to your game:

He considers his hard shot and heavy hitting as his best attributes on the ice

Before Northland

Wyatt Grew up in Kerrobert Saskatchewan and moved to Estevan when he was 8. He played AA hockey in Estevan until he was 16 when he moved to Tisdale, Saskatchewan to complete his minor hockey career with Tisdale Trojans. In 2 years with the Trojans, Wyatt had 54 points and finished his AAA career fifth on his team in scoring. In 2009 he was drafted by the Tri-City Americans of the WHL in the 4th Round, 85th Overall. He turned down the offer to play major junior in Canada so that he could pursue NCAA hockey in the states (If you play major junior in Canada you are no longer eligible for NCAA hockey because you are given a stipend by your team and that is considered receiving a “pro” contract, Pro athletes are not allowed to participate in NCAA athletics). In 2012 he joined the Estevan Bruins in the SJHL in Saskatchewan where he was the Alternate Captain. He played 3 years with the Bruins competing in 166 games and accumulating 43 points, including 4 points in playoffs. He also earned 212 penalty minutes including 5 tilts (fights) in which he came out victorious. He contributes most of his success on the ice to the great coaching he received in both Tisdale and Estevan, as well as, tremendous support from his family. So far he has competed in 7 games with Northland and netted one goal, he continues to be a key asset on the Northland College Hockey team and will be a force to be reckoned with in the future.

 

(Wyatt on his previous team in Estevan Saskatchewan)

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