UND's Gersich named to pre-season All-NCHC Team
Pat Sweeney | Sep 19, 2017 AT 10:54 am
University of North Dakota junior Shane Gersich was one of three forwards named to the 2017-18 National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Preseason All-Conference Team, as selected by media who cover the conference. A total of 30 ballots were submitted by local media members from each school, as well as select national media.
Gersich is coming off of a breakout sophomore season in which he led North Dakota in points (37), goals (21) and shots on goal (153), all of which established new career highs. The Chaska, Minn., native earned 2016-17 NCHC All-Conference Honorable Mention accolades after leading the league with 14 goals in 24 conference games.
Gersich, a fifth-round pick (134th overall) of the Washington Capitals in 2014 NHL Entry Draft, was UND’s first sophomore since Brock Nelson (2011-12) to reach the 20-goal plateau.
Gersich and the Fighting Hawks will make their 2017-18 debut on Sept. 30 with a home exhibition game against the University of Manitoba. The regular season opens the following weekend with a two-game, non-conference series at Alaska Anchorage.