UND's Mismash is NCHC rookie of month
Pat Sweeney | Nov 1, 2017 AT 1:55 pm
When the time came for National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) officials to select the league’s top freshman for the month of October, they did the monster Mismash.
North Dakota freshman Grant Mismash caught on in a flash, capturing NCHC Rookie of the Month on Tuesday after pacing the league’s freshmen in points (7), goals (3), points per game (1.00) and goals per game (0.43) in his seven games. The Edina, Minn., native, who helped lead the Fighting Hawks to a 5-2-1 record, was the league’s only freshman to average a point per game during the month.
Mismash reached the scoresheet in five of his last six games and concluded the month with his first collegiate 2-goal game in Saturday’s 6-4 win at Colorado College. He also enjoyed a 2-assist game in a 4-0 win over No. 8 Minnesota (Oct. 21) as part of a 3-point series. Mismash finished the month with a plus-3 rating and 18 shots on goal.
A second-round draft pick of the Nashville Predators in 2017, Mismash was twice named NCHC Rookie of the Week in October. As the league’s monthly honoree, he is now a candidate for Hockey Commissioners’ Association (HCA) National Rookie of the Month for October, which will be announced on Wednesday.
St. Cloud State junior defenseman Jimmy Schuldt was named the NCHC Player of the Month.
Mismash and the Fighting Hawks travel to Wisconsin on Friday and Saturday for a non-conference series with the seventh-ranked Badgers.