Texarkana Bandits' All-Star goaltender Riley Gill will be moving on to college hockey next season by committing to Western Michigan University this week.
There he will join former Bandits' forward Pat Galivan who is currently a freshman with the Broncos.
Gill, from Northfield, Minn., is the third Bandit this year to commit to a Division I school. Earlier this season, Pat Maroon committed to Ferris State University while Jason Weeks will be attending Canisius College.
The 21-year-old Gill will be the 23rd Bandit in their short three-year history to play college hockey.
In 29 games this year, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Gill is 22-6-1 with five shutouts, tied for tops in the NAHL, a 2.02 goals-against average (second) and a .932 save percentage (second).
"We believed in Riley and he believed in our program, and it has paid off with a scholarship to play college hockey" said Texarkana coach-GM Jon Cooper." I truly believe Western Michigan is getting the best goalie playing junior hockey today."