Brad Fogal, 25, last season finished a standout four-year career at Adrian College as the Division III record holder for most career wins. As a senior, the Sharon, Ontario, native went 25-4-1 with a 2.23 goals against average and a .923 save percentage in 30 games while helping Adrian to a fourth straight Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association title, a second consecutive NCAA Frozen Four appearance and a berth in the Division III national title game.
"Brad's record over the past five seasons at school and in junior has shown that he has been a winner every year and I hope this trend will continue with the Mallards," said Bell. "Everyone I have spoken with regarding Brad raves about his competitiveness and his team-first attitude.
"Over his four seasons at Adrian, the 5' 10", 170-pound Fogal posted a 2.04 goals against average, a .922 save percentage and 15 shutouts while going 93-11-2 in 106 games. Fogal eclipsed the career victory record previously held by former Mallard netminder Kyle Jones.
Fogal's accomplishments drew national recognition when he was featured in the pages of Sports Illustrated in the April 4 edition of "Faces in the Crowd".
The career win mark is just one of a host of milestones reached by Fogal, who was a four-time MCHA All-Conference selection. Fogal finished his collegiate career with the second best save percentage in Division III history (.934) and the MCHA records for wins (70) and minutes (4,138) in conference play.
Before heading to Adrian, Fogal spent three seasons in the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League, where he tended goal for the Huntsville Otters, Newmarket Hurricanes and Pickering Panthers.