SignUp
Holiday Tickets 2014
Ice Hockey MM
Sport Page
Gothberg stopped 62 of 65 shots in UND's sweep at Nebraska Omaha.
Another week, another WCHA honor for Gothberg
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Thursday 02/12/2013 14:51:59 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop Files available
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- For the second time in as many weeks, North Dakota freshman goalie Zane Gothberg has garnered weekly honors from the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA).

One week after being named WCHA Rookie of the Week, Gothberg today was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in UND's road sweep at No. 14 Nebraska Omaha last weekend. The Thief River Falls, Minn., native held the league's top-scoring offense to just three goals on 65 shots, registering a 1.50 goals against average and a .954 save percentage in the series.

In Friday's 2-1 win at CenturyLink Center, Gothberg turned aside 33 of 34 shots, including all 14 he faced in the third period. The following evening, he made 29 saves in UND's 5-2 win at TD Ameritrade Park in the Mutual of Omaha Battles on Ice.

The sweep gave Gothberg a career-best 4-game unbeaten streak (3-0-1), while giving UND sole possession of second place in the WCHA.

Gothberg has started six of UND's last seven games, losing only once (3-1-2) with a 1.96 goals against average and a .935 save percentage. His .778 winning percentage during league play leads the WCHA, and his .926 save percentage ranks third. Gothberg's overall save percentage of .918 is the third-lowest by a freshman in UND history.

Gothberg is the first UND player this season to receive WCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors. Minnesota State senior forward Eriah Hayes was named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week, while MSU freshman forward Teddy Blueger was the WCHA Rookie of the Week.

UND is idle this week and will return to action Feb. 22-23 at Denver.

 

UND’s WCHA Players of the Week  
Nov. 20:  Danny Kristo (Offensive)
Dec. 11:  Carter Rowney (Offensive)
Dec. 11:  Rocco Grimaldi (co-Rookie)
Dec. 18:  Corban Knight (Offensive)
Jan. 8:  Corban Knight (co-Offensive)
Feb. 5: Zane Gothberg (Rookie)
Feb. 12: Zane Gothberg (Defensive)

Idalski recaps the fall on UND Sports Extra
Head coach Brian Idalski was in studio to break down the women's hockey team's first half of the season, including last week's sweep at RIT. MORE
Dyer featured on UND Sports Extra
Sophomore Makailah Dyer is proving to be a valauable key for the UND women's basketball team. Dyer was recently featured by UND Sports Extra about her journey to North Dakota, her success on the... MORE
Jones previews weekend on UND Sports Extra
Head coach Brian Jones led off this week's UND Sports Extra, reviewing last week's game at NDSU and looking ahead to two games this weekend. MORE
Watch the final ND Hockey with Hakstol of 2014
Highlights at Denver and a mid-season review are the focus of this week's North Dakota Hockey with Dave Hakstol. MORE
UND football adds trio of JUCO transfers
University of North Dakota head football coach Bubba Schweigert announced on Thursday the addition of three junior college transfers that will join his program in January and be available for... MORE

advertisement