BLESSING FOR THE SAINTS
Mullets Goaltender Bostedt Commits to St. Scholastica
By: Dan Bradley
MINNEAPOLIS -- The USPHL’s all-time goaltending leader is taking his game to the next level. On Monday, the Minnesota Mullets announced goaltender Jack Bostedt has committed to Division-III St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN.
“(St. Scholastica) is a perfect fit for me,” Bostedt said. “I get the opportunity to play for a great program in the top conference in the country. It’s a school I was interested in, and luckily the feeling was mutual.”
Bostedt ended the 2019-20 campaign posting a 20-14-3 record, paired with a 2.99 GAA and a 92.9% Save Percentage. Always busy in net, his Save total of 1,445 was a higher number than any other USPHL Premier goaltender’s Shots Against total. After three seasons with the Mullets, Bostedt ends his juniors career as the USPHL Premier All-Time Leader in Games Played (97), Wins (51), and Saves (3,139). He is also in the Top 10 among eligible goalies in career Goals Against Average (3.14) and Save Percentage (91.4%).
“I’ve never been the loudest person in the locker room, but I’ve always been a hard worked and don’t plan to change that,” Bostedt said. “As a goalie, having your guys trust you in net is as important as playing well yourself. I worked hard to that here with the Mullets, and I’ll continue to do that for the Saints.”
Bostedt plans to study business, but has not yet decided on a specific major or focus. He will be joining former Mullet teammate, junior defenseman Jon Hansen, with the Saints in the fall of 2020.
“There have been so many great memories (with the Mullets) over the last three years, I’m not sure I can pick just one,” Bostedt said. “Being around all of my teammates and the staff, it’s really a family and I’ll be forever grateful to have been a part of it. Whether it’s going out to eat with the guys after a win, or a morning workout, it’s the little things like that you’re going to miss, and I don’t take that for granted.”
“It’s tough to move on, but I’m ready for the next challenge.”
“We’re extremely excited for Jack and his family,” Mullets Head Coach Chris Walby added. “Scholastica is a great fit in so many ways. We couldn’t be happier. Jack has been a major part of our organization over the past three years and the league’s best. I can’t thank him and his family enough for the opportunity to be his coach. It’s been quite the journey together.”
“Jack is an incredible athlete. He’s determined to be the best he can be, and I’m excited to watch how far that takes him.”
With the commitment to St. Scholastica, Bostedt becomes the 35th player from Walby’s programs to advance to the NCAA level over the past eight years. For more information on the Mullets program, go to www.mulletshockey.com.