UND sweeps NCHC honors
Pat Sweeney | Dec 2, 2019 AT 3:54 pm
It was a clean sweep of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference awards this week for the University of North Dakota. Similar to the game results on the ice, UND took home wins in all four categories this week, marking the first team to do that since the 2014-15 season.
FORWARD OF THE WEEK
Jordan Kawaguchi, Jr, Abbotsford, B.C.
Kawaguchi scored three goals and added an assist in the sweep at Minnesota to help North Dakota run its unbeaten streak to 11. He scored both game-winners and now paces the Fighting Hawks with seven goals on the season. He has tallied points in 10 of his last 11 games, racking up 19 points in that stretch (7g, 12a). He has the game-winner in each of the last three games for North Dakota. His 22 points this season leads the NCHC. It is Kawaguchi's third NCHC Forward of the Week honor already this season.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Shane Pinto, F, Franklin Square, N.Y.
Pinto recorded three points with a pair of goals and an assist in North Dakota's 9-3 and 3-2 wins at Minnesota. The Franklin Square, N.Y., native had goals each night and was a +2 for the weekend. Pinto wins the award for the second time this season. He has six goals and five assists on the season.
DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK
Jacob Bernard-Docker, So, Canmore, Alberta
Jacob Bernard-Docker and the Fighting Hawks swept arch-rival Minnesota, 9-3 and 3-2, for UND's first sweep of UM since the 2006-07 season. JBD scored and added three assists to run his season point total to 14, second-most on the team and tied for fifth-best in the conference. Bernard-Docker, who was recently announced to the Canadian National junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp, collected his first NCHC weekly honor this season and the third NCHC Defenseman of the Week nod of his career.
GOALIE OF THE WEEK
Adam Scheel, So., Lakewood, Ohio
Scheel calmly racked up his 25th career win with a pair of wins at Minnesota last week. He stopped 41 of 46 shots on the week. He made 18 stops in Thursday's win and collected 23 more on Friday. The Lakewood, Ohio native picked up his 25th career win in the series and is now 12-1-2 on the season with a league-leading 1.64 GAA and a second-ranked .917 save percentage. Scheel is also a three-time winner this season, claiming Goaltender of the Week for the fourth time in his career and his fifth NCHC weekly honor overall.
North Dakota heads to Western Michigan, resuming NCHC play before breaking for the semester.