ROCHESTER, MN – Grizzlies Goaltender and 2021-22 NA3HL Goalie of the Year, Zach Wiese has announced his commitment to play NCAA Division I Hockey at the University of Minnesota.
“I am very honored and excited to announce my commitment to play hockey at the University of Minnesota” stated Wiese. I would like to thank my family, coaches, and teammates.”
Wiese becomes the first Rochester Grizzliy to commit to an NCAA Division 1. In his 2 seasons with the Grizzlies Wiese appeared in 51 career games and sported a 40-7-3 record, .934 save percentage, and a 1.84 goals-against average. Wiese’s performance during the 2021-22 campaign earned him the 2021-22 NA3HL Goaltender of the Year honor. With Wiese’s commitment, he becomes only the 6th player from the NA3HL to make the jump to the NCAA Division 1.
“We are excited about Zach’s opportunity with the Gophers,” said Head Coach and General Manager Chris Ratzloff. “He has worked so hard over the past two seasons with us and has received well-deserved recognition from his teammates and the league. Thank you to Coach Motzko and the Gophers for giving Zach an opportunity to fill the role they need him for, we know he will do a great job for them. We wish Zach much success in school and hockey and know that he will do great things at the U and in life after college.”