Goaltender Adler Hoagland signs with Isanti

by Scott Ludwig

Isanti Outlaws have added a veteran goaltender to the mix in Adler Hoagland. The 19-year old previously played Junior hockey in suburban Dallas/Fort Worth with the Mid-Cities Jr. Stars.

While his team struggled throughout the 2021-22 season Hoagland gained experience - and faced a ton of shots. In 23 games played Hoagland saw a total of 863 shots on net.

"We look forward to Adler being a part of our organization for the upcoming season, commented head coach Don Babineau. "He has a season under his belt of junior hockey which will certainly be a big factor for him. He split time last season so he understands the competitiveness of junior hockey."

"I am excited to play in Isanti this year," said Hoagland. "I have many positive things about the direction the program is going along with the positive culture inside the locker room and the support from the fans. I believe we will have a successful year and create many great memories as we play."

Hoagland was a three-year varsity player for the Northern Lakes Lightning, a co-op made up of Aitkin, Crosby-Ironton, Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus schools. In his senior season of 2020-21 Hoagland (14-3-0; 2.49 GAA, .919 save%) helped lead the team to a Section 5A title and first-ever berth to the Minnesota High School Hockey State Tournament.

"He really takes his game seriously," added Babineau. "From nutrition to the overall way he presents himself. He's all business. He has the mindset we want from all of our players which is take your game seriously and push yourself always. Adler will definitely help the culture we are creating in Isanti."