Wild defenceman Tanner Main commits to Bentley University

Wenatchee Wild defenseman Tanner Main announced his commitment to NCAA Division I Bentley University for 2021-22 via his Twitter account on Friday night. He is the 12th member of this season’s Wild roster to commit to an NCAA program.

He will return to Wenatchee for his 20-year-old season in 2020-21 before joining Wild teammate Drew Bavaro at Bentley. Main, who’s from Welland, Ontario, is the third player in the team’s BCHL era to commit to Bentley following Bavaro and Matt Gosiewski.

Including the Wild’s previous franchise in the North American Hockey League, Main is the fourth player overall to commit to Bentley.

As a freshman in 2019-20, Gosiewski had ten goals and 14 assists in 35 games for Bentley and was named rookie of the year by the USCHO’s Atlantic Hockey columnists. He played a single season with Wenatchee in 2018-19 compiling 28 goals and 23 assists in 50 games. In the playoffs, he put up four goals and seven assists in 18 games.

During the 2019-20 season, Main collected two goals and seventeen assists for nineteen points in 54 games. In Wenatchee’s first round series against Vernon, he picked up three assists in five games. Heading into his 20-year-old year, Main should be a key player on the blue line during his final season in Wenatchee.

Main said he and Bavaro are looking forward to playing together again in the 2021-22 season at Bentley. During the 2019-20 BCHL season, Bavaro picked up nine goals and 24 assists for a total of 33 points in 51 games. In the playoffs, he notched an assist in five games.