UND's Mismash named NCHC rookie of week
Pat Sweeney | Oct 30, 2017 AT 3:46 pm
North Dakota freshman forward Grant Mismash has been named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s (NCHC) Rookie of the Week for the second time in October after his two-goal performance Saturday night at Colorado College.
Mismash scored a power-play goal to open the scoring in the first period and added an even-strength tally early in the third period, putting UND up 6-3 in an eventual 6-4 win over the Tigers. It was the first collegiate multi-goal game for the Edina, Minn., native, who also registered a game-high nine shots on goal and a plus-2 rating.
Mishmash was previously also named NCHC Rookie of the Week on Oct. 16.
A second-round draft pick of the Nashville Predators in 2017, Mismash has reached the scoresheet in five of his last six games with three goals and four assists during that stretch. With seven points in seven games overall this season, Mismash is the only NCHC freshman averaging a point per game and he is tied for the NCHC rookie lead in points and goals (3).
Mismash and the fourth-ranked Fighting Hawks travel to Wisconsin on Friday and Saturday for a non-conference series against the seventh-ranked Badgers.
Omaha senior forward David Pope was the NCHC Offensive Player of the Week, Miami senior Louie Belpedio was the NCHC Defenseman of the Week and Minnesota Duluth sophomore Hunter Shepard was the NCHC Goaltender of the Week.
UND’s Player of the Week Honorees
Oct. 16: Cam Johnson (Goaltender)
Grant Mismash (Rookie)
Oct. 23: Cam Johnson (Goaltender)
Oct. 30: Grant Mismash (Rookie)