Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Mavs add three to recruiting class

Minnesota State announced the signing of three recruits on Wednesday, the first day of the regular signing period.

The group includes goaltender Jacob Berger, defenseman Zakery Galambos and forward Christopher Van Os-Shaw and joins five others who signed their letters of intent during the fall signing period.

Berger, a Minnetonka native, spent the last two seasons with Merritt of the British Columbia Hockey League. This past season the 5-foot-11, 165-pounder was 13-24-0 with a .905 save percentage and a 3.45 goals-against average.

Galambos, of Walnut Creek, Calif., played this past season for Wenatchee of the BCHL and had 28 points (five goals) in 41 games. The Wild is still playing in the playoffs, and the 6-2, 176-pounder has 11 points (five goals) in 15 postseason games. The Wild are in the league finals. 

Van Os-Shaw, of Regina, Saskatchewan, racked up 51 goals and 97 points in 59 games for Spruce Grove of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, winning that league's scoring title and MVP honor. The 6-2, 200-pounder has 14 points eight playoff games. The Saints are currently alive in the league finals. He was in the Saskatchewan league the previous two seasons, including a season-plus with the Humboldt Broncos, the team that was involved in the terrible bus crash last weekend. Van Os-Shaw originally committed to Alaska Anchorage but changed that to Minnesota State last week.

Recruits who signed in November include defensemen Wyatt Aamodt (Hermantown, Lincoln-USHL) and Andy Carroll (Northfield, Green Bay-USHL; goaltender Dryden McKay (Downers Grove, Ill./Madison-USHL) and forwards Julian Napravnik (Bad Nauheim, Germany/Des Moines-USHL) and Nathan Smith (Hudson, Fla./Cedar Rapids-USHL).

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