The Amherst Ramblers have announced that goaltender Josh Ward has committed to Castleton University, an NCAA Division III school in Vermont.
The 20-year-old from Ottawa, Ontario spent two and a half seasons with Amherst after being acquired from the Ottawa Jr. Senators during the 2019-20 season. While in the CCHL, Ward went 18-10-0 with a 2.80 goals against average and an .894 save percentage with one shutout.
Finishing of the 2019-20 season with the Ramblers, Ward had a record of 10-5-0-0 in eighteen games with a 3.67 goals against average and an .873 save percentage. The next season, he had an 11-1-0-0 record in thirteen games with a 2.58 goals against average and an .899 save percentage. Ward was also 2-0-0 with a 1.64 goals against average and .940 save percentage in the 2020-21 Canadian Tire Cup Round Robin before the season was shut down.
Ward continued to excel for Amherst in 2021-22, playing in nineteen games where he had a record of 10-6-1-1 with a 3.20 goals against average and an .897 save percentage. In the Canadian Tire Cup Playoffs, Ward went 1-2-0 with a 2.71 goals against average and an .893 save percentage. He was named a Player of the Week twice during the season.
The MHL congratulates Ward on his post-secondary commitment.