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Zane Gothberg is the WCHA rookie of the week.

Gothberg stopped 50 of 52 shots during a three-point weekend against the University of Wisconsin at home.

Gothberg stopped 29 of 30 shots during Friday night’s 1-1 tie and he made 21 saves during Saturday’s 4-1 UND victory. For the weekend, Gothberg posted a 0.96 goals-against average and a .962 save percentage.

The Thief River Falls product is the sixth UND player to be honored this season.


Grand Forks Red River junior forward Jacob Benson announced via Twitter this afternoon that he has committed to St. Cloud State.

Benson has 25 goals and 44 points in 19 games for the Roughriders. By all accounts, he’s a very hard working player, arguably the best in the state of North Dakota right now.

Benson, who is a 1996-born player, has been drafted by Dubuque in the USHL and could have an opportunity to play there next year. For more on his commitment, see Wednesday’s Herald.


The Nebraska Omaha athletic department posted an updated picture of the outdoor rink taking shape. Check that out here.


Notre Dame defenseman Jared Beers is suspended indefinitely after an ugly incident at a South Bend bar.


UND players in honors

Nov. 20 — Danny Kristo, WCHA offensive player of the week
Dec. 11 — Carter Rowney, WCHA offensive player of the week
Dec. 11 — Rocco Grimaldi, WCHA rookie of the week
Dec. 18 — Corban Knight, WCHA offensive player of the week
Jan. 4 — Corban Knight, HCA national player of the month
Jan. 8 — Corban Knight, WCHA offensive player of the week
Feb. 5 — Zane Gothberg, WCHA rookie of the week

6 Responses

  1. Sioux Fan

    Why would we let a North Dakota (GF KID) hockey player of his caliber walk out the door and outta state? Was it to early to make that kind or commitment to him or did he simply choose Cloud over UND…

  2. SM

    Mr. Gothberg played really well during the series minus the one bad play (playing the puck behind the net, led to him being rushed to gain the proper position to attempt to stop the shot) he made Saturday night late in the third that cost the team the shutout. Nevertheless, well deserved acknowledgement for Mr. Gothberg from the WCHA for the week. Personally, I would like to see him start both games at Nebraska-Omaha too. I am not a fan of the revolving goalie starting system. In my opinion, at the very latest, a #1 goalie should be determined by the end of the first month of the season. Also, at this point in the season, the team should have solidified its four lines, at the very least the top three lines should be in place. It has to be hard for the players to gain any kind of cohesiveness when the lines are constantly changing from game to game. For the most part, scoring hasn’t come easy this season, the defense has be highly suspect, especially in the slot area, leaving the goalie alone and opponents with too many clear point blank shot opportunities, and entire the team at times, have not skated hard end to end. It is my belief to beat good teams, a team needs to out skate them. All that being said, the team has great potential, but unlike the previous few seasons, this team has to play nearly flawless hockey to have a good shot at an NCAA tournament berth. With only four series left, weekend sweeps are needed more than ever before. The points will not be easy, but this is the norm in the WCHA.

  3. anon1

    I trying not to make the situationto light, but Beer was kicked out of a bar for stealing beers .How has this not gone viral on the interwebs?

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