The Portage Terriers are proud to announce the commitment of forward Carter Barley to the Minot State Hockey program. Barley joins several former Terriers on the current Beavers roster, including Braden Billaney, Adam Wowryk and Josh Bykowski to name a few.
Barley was acquired by Portage last season from the Selkirk Steelers. Between the two teams the St. Andrews product finished the year with 20 goals, 38 assists for 58 points in 61 games.
“We are ecstatic to add Carter to our front-end next season,” says Minot head coach Wade Regier. “He has proven to be one of the elite forwards in the MJHL for the greater part of three seasons. After the graduation of our leading scorer Johl Swedlo a (former Portage Terrier and Waywayseecappo Wolverine). It was important for us to find someone with this type of offensive pedigree. We got this, in adding Barley.”
“If he uses his size and his hockey IQ to the best of his ability, he has a chance to be an elite player in the ACHA. As a former Captain, another big plus is his leadership. We expect him to be a leader in our locker room as well.”
The Beaver Hockey program has been in existence at Minot State University since 1995. The team competes independently at the ACHA division 1 level and plays its home games in the Pepsi Rink at the MAYSA Arena in Minot, N.D. The Beavers are coached by Wade Regier and assisted by Wyatt Waselenchuk. Entering its 25th year of existence, the program has two national titles to its name (2013 & 2019).