Gillette forward Banks makes NCAA commitment
May 8, 2015
The Gillette Wild of the NA3HL is proud to announce that forward Darren Banks has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey next season at Finlandia University.
Banks, a power forward, posted 8 goals, 18 assists for 26 points in 33 games played in his final junior season. He was also a +7 and had 121 penalty minutes. Banks started the 2014-15 season with the Minot Minotauros of the NAHL.
"Darren has earned this opportunity at Finlandia. He will bring a physical presence and a passion for the game every night. His compete level is second to none. We are excited for Darren and this opportunity with Coach (Dane) Litke," stated coach Tom Winkler.
According to Coach Litke, "Finlandia is excited about the recent commitment from Darren Banks. He has good size and brings a great work ethic to the rink everyday. He will be a welcome addition to the Lions locker room. Darren has some intangibles that were lacking from our team last season and we are happy that he chose to play hockey at Finlandia."