UMD Hockey: Sandelin, Bulldogs up for NCHC post-season awards

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Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey coach Scott Sandelin and four of his Bulldogs are finalists and or nominees for 11 National Collegiate Hockey Conference post-season awards for the 2017-18 season. The winners will be announced on March 15 at the annual NCHC Awards Celebration at the Science Museum of Minnesota on the eve of the 5th annual NCHC Frozen Faceoff.

The four Bulldogs include senior Karson Kuhlman (Defensive Forward of the Year/Sportsmanship), freshman Scott Perunovich (Rookie/Offensive Defenseman) and sophomores Hunter Shepard (Goaltender) and Nick Wolff (Defensive Defenseman)

Sandelin is a finalist for the Herb Brooks Coach of the Year award for the second season in a row.

Player of the Year
Henrik Borgström, So., F, Denver
David Pope, Sr., F, Omaha
Jimmy Schuldt, Jr., D, SCSU

Herb Brooks Coach of the Year
Mike Haviland, CC
Bob Motzko, SCSU
Scott Sandelin, UMD

Rookie of the Year
Dávid Hrenák, G, St. Cloud State
Ian Mitchell, D, Denver
Scott Perunovich, D, UMD

Goaltender of the Year
Dávid Hrenák, Fr., St. Cloud State
Tanner Jaillet, Sr., Denver
Hunter Shepard, So., UMD

Forward of the Year
Henrik Borgström, So., Denver
Nick Halloran, So., Colorado College
David Pope, Sr., Omaha

Defensive Defenseman of the Year
Will Borgen, Jr., SCSU
Joel Messner, Sr., Omaha
Colton Poolman, So., UND
Nick Wolff, So., UMD

Offensive Defenseman of the Year
Scott Perunovich, Fr., UMD
Jimmy Schuldt, Jr., SCSU
Christian Wolanin, Jr., UND

Defensive Forward of the Year
Rhett Gardner, Jr., UND
Karson Kuhlman, Sr., UMD
Tyler Vesel, Sr., Omaha

NCHC Three Stars Award
Nick Halloran, So., F, CC
David Pope, Sr., F, Omaha
Alex Leclerc, So., G, CC
Dylan Gambrell, Jr., F, Denver

Sportsmanship Award (Nominees)
Karson Kuhlman, UMD
Judd Peterson, SCSU
Austin Poganski, UND
Tyler Vesel, Omaha

Senior Scholar-Athlete Award (Nominees)
Scott Moldenhauer, WMU
Johnny Simonson, UND
Tyler Vesel, Omaha

Source: UMD Athletics

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