UND's Scheel is NCHC goalie of week
Pat Sweeney | Nov 5, 2018 AT 3:18 pm
University of North Dakota freshman goaltender Adam Scheel has been named National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Goaltender of the Week for his role in North Dakota’s non-conference sweep of 16th-ranked Wisconsin last weekend.
Scheel, a native of Lakewood, Ohio, registered his first collegiate shutout on Friday and led all NCHC goaltenders in goals against average (1.00) and save percentage on the weekend (.957), carrying the Fighting Hawks to their third and fourth straight wins. Scheel stopped all 24 shots he faced in Friday’s 5-0 victory, then followed up with a 21-save effort in Saturday’s 3-2 overtime win.
Scheel has earned each victory during UND’s current 4-game winning streak, with all four wins coming against nationally-ranked opponents. In six appearances (five starts) this season, Scheel is 4-1-1 with a 1.58 goals against average and .923 save percentage. He ranks ninth nationally in goals against average and leads all freshmen in that category.
Denver senior forward Jarid Lukosevicius was named NCHC Offensive Player of the Week, teammate Ian Mitchell was the NCHC Defenseman of the Week, and Omaha forward Taylor Ward was the NCHC Rookie of the Week.
Scheel and the Fighting Hawks return to action Nov. 9-10 when they open the NCHC schedule at Miami.