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UND M Hockey BIO
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Shane Gersich
Player Profile:
Shane Gersich 2339741
Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 187
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chaska, Minn.
Club: Omaha-USHL
Major: Communication

2017-18 (Junior): Named to the 2017-18 NCHC Preseason All-Conference Team.

2016-17 (Sophomore): All-NCHC Honorable Mention after leading the league with 14 goals in 24 conference games ... Received UND’s Cliff “Fido” Purpur Award given annually to the player who exemplifies hard work, determination, and being a creator of excitement on the ice … Led the team in overall points (37), goals (21) and shots on goal (153) ... His 21 goals ranked third in the NCHC and were the most by a UND sophomore since current New York Islander Brock Nelson had 28 in 2011-12 ... A league-leading 17 of his 21 goals came at even strength ... Tied for eighth in the NCHC scoring race with his career-high 37 points ... Has at least one point in 25 different games, the most on the team ... A team-leading 12 of his points have come during the third period ... Scored a goal each night in UND’s NCHC Quarterfinals sweep of St. Cloud State (March 10-11) ... Put together a career-best 9-game point streak (Dec. 3-Jan. 20), the longest by a Fighting Hawk this season, and amassed six goals and four assists during that stretch … Also enjoyed a 6-game point streak earlier in the season … UND’s NCHC Player of the Month nominee for November after tying for the league lead in points (11) and goals (7) during  the month ... Had a goal and two assists in 4-3 loss to Michigan State (Nov. 25) ... Scored four goals in a sweep at St. Cloud State (Nov. 18-19) ... Tallied his first collegiate hat trick in the Friday 4-0 win over the Huskies and added another goal in Saturday’s 3-0 victory ... Scored both goals in UND’s 3-2 loss to Denver (Nov. 12) and was named the game’s No. 1 star ... First multi-goal game of his career ... Scored 3-on-3 OT goal one night earlier to give UND the extra NCHC point in a 1-1 tie ... Goal was the No. 2 play on ESPN’s SportsCenter that night ... Collected a point in each of the first six games of the season, at the time the longest point streak of his collegiate career ... Had a pair of assists in 5-5 overtime tie at Minnesota (Nov. 4) ... Enjoyed his first career 3-point game with a goal and two assists in a 5-4 win over Bemidji State (Oct. 22) … Earned second letter. 

2015-16 (Freshman): Ranked third among UND freshmen with nine goals in 37 games ... Owned a plus-15 rating to rank third-best among NCHC rookie forwards and sixth-best among all NCHC freshmen ... Opened the scoring in the national championship game against top-ranked Quinnipiac (April 7), putting UND ahead 1-0 at 11:56 of the first period in an eventual 5-1 win … Boasted a plus-7 rating in his last 10 games ... Collected his first career goal in the season opener against Lake Superior State at the Ice Breaker Tournament (Oct. 9) ... Also racked up a season-best seven shots on goal in that game ... Tallied the game-winning goal in a 3-1 win over Wisconsin (Nov. 7) ... Was a plus or even in 34 of 37 games … Earned first letter.  

Before UND: Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the fifth round (134th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft … A 2015 graduate of University of Nebraska High School in Lincoln … Spent the 2014-15 season with the USHL’s Omaha Lancers and led the team in goals (27), power-play points (16), power-play goals (10) and game-winning goals (5) … His 27 goals tied him for 10th in the USHL … Tied for seventh in power-play tallies and tied for eighth with five game-winners … Added 23 assists for 50 points in 52 games … Represented the U.S. at the 2014-15 World Junior A Challenge … Spent the 2013-14 season with the U.S. National Team Development Program … Had 16 goals and 16 assists in 61 games with the U.S. Under-18 Team and helped team to a gold medal at the U-18 World Championship. 

 

Personal: Majoring in communication … Son of Frank and Sharlene Gersich … Nephew of former NHL forwards Aaron, Neal and Paul Broten, each of whom played collegiately at the University of Minnesota.

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