Duluth, Minn. -- The accolades and awards just keep on rolling in for the UMD men's hockey team, specifically for a goaltender from Cohasset, Minnesota.
Hunter Shepard is now officially a semifinalist for the Mike Richter Award… one of ten net-minders up for the honor. This is the fourth straight year a Bulldog has been nominated for the award… the third straight year for Shepard. Shepard was the only goalie in the league to play every single minute of his team's games this winter.
Shep ranked first in wins, going 17-5-2, and second in both goals against average and saves percentage. He earned NCHC goaltender of the week honors a league-high six times.
The five finalists for the seventh annual award will be announced on March 30 with the winner presented on April 10.