The Merrimack men’s hockey team received a commitment from 2000-born goalie Zach Borgiel on Thursday. A Michigan native, Borgiel is ranked top-five in almost every goaltending category this season in the BCHL, playing for the Cowichan Valley Capitals.
“Zach has good size to his frame and is able to track the puck very well,” Neutral Zone scouts said in 2017. “He moves very well quickly side to side and is very poised between the pipes.”
In 40 games this season Borgiel has a 2.63 GAA and a .919 save percentage. Borgiel is ranked second in the league in shutouts, fourth in save percentage, third in games played and second in minutes played; he’s also fourth in the league in wins with a 25-9-3 record.
Borgiel came up through the ranks in Michigan with the Honeybaked program before playing one season in the NAHL, USHL and GOJHL before arriving in the BCHL this season.