Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Spratt looking forward to Bowling Green

Sioux City Musketeers veteran goaltender Jimmy Spratt committed to Bowling Green State University last November and has been a rock in net for the Muskies this season.

Spratt, in his third season with the Musketeers, played in 34 games last year and was 19-6-5 with a 2.34 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage. This season, he has gone 16-8-3 with a 2.72 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage.

After last year, Spratt was drafted in the seventh round by the Calgary Flames. But while an NHL contract is the obvious long-term goal for Spratt, the Chesterfield native is looking forward to playing for BGSU this fall.

“I am very excited for this opportunity," said Spratt. "Bowling Green is definitely a program on the rise. This year and next years recruiting classes are great and I am privileged to be in the company of some of these great athletes. Bowling Green is a place where I will be able to step in and play right away. I think that I am goalie that can move them from a mid-road CCHA team to a championship contending team.”

“Jimmy has a tremendous opportunity to be the number one goalie on a Division I team that is improving every year," said Sioux City head coach and general manager Dave Siciliano. "He will have a chance to lead them in becoming one of the top ten to fifteen schools in the nation. This is the responsibility and challenge that Jimmy has been looking for.”


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