VJW Netminder Fabian Sivnert Accepts Scholarship to Bemidji State
Following one of the most dominating performances by a netminder in recent VJW history, Fabian Sivnert(Hollviken, Sweden) will soon take his talents to Bemidji State University.
The first-year netminder who is a former EJHL Defensive Player of the Week, announced that he had accepted a four-year scholarship to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) powerhouse in Minnesota.
“We are thrilled for Fabian and excited for the staff at Bemidji State University,” said Andy Heinze, head coach/general manager of the VJW Junior A team. “Fabian has established himself as one of the top netminders in the EJHL and our coaching staff is confident that he will make a smooth transition to Division I competition.” Sivnert has been a key cog in the Warriors
successful season which has seen the team finish the regular season with
a 27-16-2 record and most recently earn a second straight appearance in
the EJHL Gary Dineen Cup Playoffs.
Sivnert finished the regular season as one of the league’s top
goaltenders with an 18-9-2 record including three shutout victories. He
led the league with 903 saves and posted a 2.53 goals against average
(3rd) and a .926 save percentage (2nd). He also spent more than 1,710
minutes between the pipes which was a mark bested by just one other
league netminder. Sivnert's strong performance earned him a spot in this
year’s EJHL All-Star Game.
“I honestly have not seen many other players who understand their
position as well as Fabian does,” said Heinze. “He plays the angles well
and is technically solid so that he limits the number of opportunities
for the shooters.”
Before he suits up for the Beavers, however, Sivnert will be doing his
part to help his Warriors squad during the 2012 EJHL Gary Dineen Cup