Kalamazoo Wings Sign Capitals Camp Invitee Brooks Ostergard

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25 year old Ostergard is a rookie in the ECHL this season after a decent 4-year collegiate career at Robert Morris University. He finished his college career with a 39-41-12 record, and a 2.73 GAA and .917 save percentage, both program highs at RMU. Last year as a senior, Ostergard compiled a 2.43 GAA and a .928 save percentage, which was tenth best among NCAA Division I goaltenders. As a freshman in 2008-2009, Ostergard was named to the College Hockey America All-Rookie Team.

Prior to the ECHL season, Ostergard attended the Washington Capitals Developmental Camp, where he worked with former NHL goaltender and current Caps goaltending coach, Olaf Kolzig. After camp, he signed a deal with the Orlando Sea Bears, whom he appeared in two preseason games with. With former AHL goalies John Curry and Mike Brodeur manning the pipes in Orlando, he was released, giving him the chance to look elsewhere for a contract. He played one game with the Chicago Express last season in a relief effort.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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