Minard played Junior "B" with the St. Marys Lincolns of the Ontario Hockey Association, Junior A with the Chilliwack Chiefs of the British Columbia Hockey League, and major junior with the Detroit Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League.
Most of his professional career was spent as a backup goaltender in the minor pros. Minard did play one game in thye NHL with the Oilers in 1999-00.
He spent two successful years with the St. John's Maple Leafs of the American Hockey League (1999-00 & 2000-01). He won the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award for humanitarian contributions in both these seasons.
Minard retired in 2005.