Wenatchee, WA. – The Wenatchee Wild, fresh off their successful first season in the British Columbia Hockey League, have announced that Garrett Nieto has been named the team’s most improved player, as voted on by the players.
Nieto, a 6’3”, 235 pound goaltender from Yorba Linda, CA, played 19 games in his rookie season with the Wild, with 11 wins, a 2.09 goals against average and a .911 saves percentage, with one shutout. In the playoffs, he appeared in two games, with one win. He recently committed to play college hockey at Lake Superior State University.
“It’s an honor being voted most improved by my teammates” said Nieto. “I really couldn’t have done it without them playing many strong games in front of me and I couldn’t have done it without the coaching staff. They were able to trust me in big games and I was ready whenever they wanted me to go in.”
“Garrett had a great year” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler. “and has proven to not only be a legitimate BCHL starter but a kid that will have a chance to play big time college hockey. Garrett is also a world class teammate and one of the most respected players in the room.”
The Wenatchee Wild recently finished their season in the second round of the BCHL playoffs. Next up are tryout camps for the 2016-17 BCHL season. Information on those camps will be available on the team’s website, wenatcheewildhockey.com.
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