Stecher, Thompson Earn NCHC Honor

A pair of rookie defensemen for UND have earned weekly NCHC honors.

Troy Stecher is the defenseman of the week, while Keaton Thompson has been named the rookie of the week in the league.

Stecher was UND’s only blue liner to register a plus both nights against St. Lawrence last weekend. He was a plus-one each night. He also assisted on Connor Gaarder’s go-ahead goal late in the second period Saturday.

Thompson, of Devils Lake, scored his first-career goal Friday and registered a plus-one rating. He leads the team with a plus-two rating.

UND takes on Western Michigan this weekend.

UND in weekly honors

Nov. 19 — Dillon Simpson, NCHC defensive player of the week
Dec. 2 — Troy Stecher, NCHC defensive player of the week
Dec. 2 — Keaton Thompson, NCHC rookie of the week