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Three NAHL alums named Mike Richter semifinalists.

February 16, 2024

Former Bismarck Bobcat Ian Shane leads the nation with a 1.62 GAA (Photos: Patrick Hart/Matt Dewkett)

Mike Richter Semifinalists

Kyle McClellan, Univ. of Wisconsin (Austin Bruins) - McClellan sits among the nation's leaders in all major goaltending statistical categories, tying for first with 20 victories, third with a 1.89 goals-against average, and leading with a .932 save percentage and six shutouts. His six shutouts rank second on UW's single-season list. For his career, McClellan is currently second in save percentage with .925 and shares third with 10 career shutouts. 


Ian Shane, Cornell Univ. (Bismarck Bobcats) - Shane has been stellar between the pipes for Cornell season, posting a 15-2-4 record over 22 appearances, all of which have been starts. He has fashioned a Division I-best 1.62 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage, ranking ninth nationally. His goals-against average leads all ECAC Hockey netminders, while his save percentage is two percentage points behind Yale's Jack Stark (.926). As a result of being named a semifinalist, Shane becomes Cornell's second goaltender to reach the semifinal stage of the Mike Richter Award. 


Jake Sibell, Univ. of St. Thomas (Aberdeen Wings) - Sibell has been a backstop in between the pipes for the Tommies, sitting 2nd in the entire NCAA in goals against average with a 1.88. He also leads the CCHA in GAA and Save % with a .932, and holds a 7-5 record. Sibell is the first semifinalist in St. Thomas’ history and the only CCHA netminder as well. 


Weekly Awards

Atlantic Hockey 

Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week: Glebs Prohorenkovs, Niagara (Amarillo Wranglers) - Prohorenkovs led Atlantic Hockey in goals and shared the points lead this week with five points on three goals and two assists. The Riga, Latvia, native tallied all three of his goals on special teams as he scored a shorthanded goal against AIC on Friday and two power-play goals against the Yellow Jackets on Saturday. He had the primary assist on Niagara's game-tying goal on Saturday’s series finale and won a team-high 39 faceoffs with a .565 winning percentage in three games during the week. This is his third career Atlantic Hockey weekly honor.

Atlantic Hockey Defenseman of the Week: Mac Gadowsky, Army (Fairbanks Ice Dogs/Springfield Jr. Blues) - Gadowsky continued to contribute to the Black Knight attack with three assists across two games against Robert Morris on the weekend. The State College, Pa., native assisted on Army’s final goal in its 3-1 victory on Friday before handing out two assists in Saturday’s series finale. Gadowsky is tied for fourth nationally in scoring among freshman defensemen with 22 points on four goals and 18 assists. This is his second career Atlantic Hockey weekly honor.

Atlantic Hockey Goaltender of the Week: Guy Blessing, Air Force (Lone Star Brahmas) - Blessing recorded his second shutout of the season and third of his career with a 2-0 win over Sacred Heart on Saturday. The Chandler, Ariz., native finished the weekend with a 1.52 goals-against average and .903 save percentage after stopping 28-of-31 shots to backstop the Falcons to a split with the Pioneers. This is his third career Atlantic Hockey weekly honor.



CCHA Forward of the Week: Adam Flammang, Bemidji State (St. Cloud Blizzard) - Flammang paced all CCHA skaters with four points last week, scoring three goals with one assist to help the Beavers take 5-of-6 points at Northern Michigan. Registering a league-best +3 rating, he had one game-winning goal, six shots and one block at the defensive end of the ice. On Friday, he netted the game-winning tally, plus an assist, in a 4-2 victory over the Wildcats. He then notched his first career two-goal game in a 3-3 tie, before Bemidji State took the bonus point in a shootout.

CCHA Defenseman and Rookie of the Week: Eric Pohlkamp, Bemidji State (Minnesota Magicians) - Pohlkamp led CCHA defensemen and rookies in points (3) and goals (2) last week, helping Bemidji State to a five-point road weekend. Posting a +1 rating, he had one power play tally, five shots on goal and three blocks at the defensive end of the ice. On Friday, he had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over Northern Michigan. He then scored in a 3-3 tie with the Wildcats, before the Beavers claimed the shootout win.

CCHA Goaltender of the Week: Cole Moore, Bowling Green (Aberdeen Wings) - Moore went 1-0-0 with a 2.00 goals against average and a .949 save percentage last week, helping Bowling Green to a sweep of Lake Superior State. Totaling 37 saves in his only start - a 4-2 victory on Saturday night - he stopped 17 shots in the second period and 12 in the third to help preserve the win. 



ECAC Goaltender of the Week: Ian Shane, Cornell (Bismarck Bobcats) - Shane earns goaltender of the week honors with a robust performance in the crease for the Big Red, guiding them to a flawless 2-0-0 road weekend. The junior netminder conceded only two goals and made 42 total saves in the weekend’s 4-1 and 6-1 victories. Shane posted an impressive 1.00 goals-against average and a .955 save percentage.



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