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NCHC player of the month Jordan Kawaguchi factored into seven game-winning goals in November

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UND's Jordan Kawaguchi celebrates his first goal against Minnesota during the first period of their game at Mariucci Arena Thursday. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

There are numerous statistics that illustrate Jordan Kawaguchi's remarkable month of November.

Perhaps none of them are more impressive than how he factored into key goals.

UND went 8-0-1 during nine games in the month.

Kawaguchi had the game-winning goal in four games. He had the primary assist on the game-winning goal three times.

That means there was only one win in November that Kawaguchi didn't score or have the primary assist on the game-winning goal.

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For good measure, Kawaguchi also had the primary assist on the game-tying goal in UND's lone tie in November, a draw at Denver.

For his big month, Kawaguchi was named National Collegiate Hockey Conference player of the month. He is UND's first NCHC player of the month in three years. The last player to win it was Brock Boeser in October 2016.

During UND's nine November games, Kawaguchi had six goals, 10 assists and 16 points, leading all NCHC players. For the season, he has 22 points, just four shy of his team-leading total from last season.

Kawaguchi enters this weekend's series at Western Michigan with points in 10 of the last 11 games.

Adam Scheel wins NCHC goalie of the month

UND sophomore goalie Adam Scheel was named the NCHC's goalie of the month for November.

Scheel played every minute in net for the Fighting Hawks, going 8-0-1 in the month. Scheel led all NCHC goaltenders in minutes played (548:08), wins (eight), winning percentage (.944), goals-against average (1.75) and save percentage (.918) during the month.

The NCHC first starting awarding the goalie of the month honor last season. Scheel is UND's first recipient.

UND's NCHC players of the month

November 2019 -- Jordan Kawaguchi

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October 2016 -- Brock Boeser

March/April 2016 -- Brock Boeser

December 2015 -- Cam Johnson

November 2015 -- Nick Schmaltz

November 2014 -- Drake Caggiula

March/April 2014 -- Zane McIntyre

Award began in October 2013

UND's NCHC goalies of the month

November 2019 -- Adam Scheel

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Award began in October 2018

UND's NCHC rookies of the month

October 2017 -- Grant Mismash

March/April 2016 -- Brock Boeser

March/April 2015 -- Tucker Poolman

October 2014 -- Nick Schmaltz

February 2014 -- Paul LaDue

December 2013 -- Luke Johnson

Award began in October 2013

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UND goalie Adam Scheel blocks a shot as Minnesota's Nathan Burke looks on during the second period of their game at Mariucci Arena Friday. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

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 bschlossman@gfherald.com.
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