Adam Scheel is national goalie of the month; Jasper Weatherby earns NCHC player of the month

A Fighting Hawk has won NCHC player of the month honors every month this season.

UND's Adam Scheel blocks a shot as Omaha's Brock Bremer (26) and UND's Matt Kiersted work for the rebound in the first period Friday. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Adam Scheel made four starts during the month of February.

He won four games and gave up just four goals.

For his performance, he was named the Hockey Commissioners Association national goaltender of the month.

Scheel finished the month 4-0 with a .960 save percentage and a 1.01 goals-against average. He led all NCAA goalies in both save percentage and goals-against for the month, while helping UND claim its second-straight Penrose Cup as National Collegiate Hockey Conference champions.

Scheel is 16-3-1 with a .929 save percentage and a 1.80 goals-against average for the season.


The junior from Lakewood, Ohio, was recently named one of nine finalists for the Mike Richter Award, which goes to the top goaltender in college hockey. Scheel was the only finalist from the NCHC.

The league is expected to announce its major award winners next week. Scheel is a candidate for NCHC goalie of the year.

He wasn't the only UND player to earn a major honor in February.

UND junior forward Jasper Weatherby was named the NCHC's player of the month.

It is the third month in a row that a UND player has earned that honor. Jordan Kawaguchi won it in December and Shane Pinto in January.

Weatherby had six goals and 10 points during five games in February to lead the league.

Weatherby has scored a goal in seven-straight games, matching the longest goal streak of any UND player since Matt Frattin in 2011.

UND closes the regular season at 7:37 p.m. Friday against Omaha. It will begin the playoffs March 12 against Miami in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The time of that game has yet to be announced.

Schlossman has covered college hockey for the Grand Forks Herald since 2005. He has been recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the top beat writer for the Herald's circulation division four times and the North Dakota sportswriter of the year once. He resides in Grand Forks. Reach him at
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