COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A pair of Fighting Hawks and a pair of Broncos captured National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) weekly honors for the week of Jan. 4-11, 2021 after both teams had big weekends on the road. Garnering Bauer NCHC Players of the Week for week 5 are North Dakota senior Grant Mismash for Forward of the Week, Western Michigan sophomore Ronnie Attard for Defenseman of the Week, UND junior Adam Scheel for Goaltender of the Week and WMU forward Ty Glover for Rookie of the Week.
This is Mismash’s first career NCHC Forward of the Week honor and fifth career weekly honor, as he was a four-time NCHC Rookie of the Week in 2017-18. Attard picked up his second career NCHC Defenseman of the Week award, but first this season, while he was also a Rookie of the Week once last season. Scheel gloved his sixth career NCHC Goaltender of the Week nod, including four times last season, but first this season, while this is Glover’s first NCHC weekly honor.
Grant Mismash, North Dakota
Mismash helped power North Dakota to a road sweep at Colorado College in UND’s first games of 2021, scoring a goal each night. In Sunday’s series opener, the Nashville Predators draft pick finished a beautiful tic-tac-toe play to double North Dakota’s lead in an eventual 3-0 victory. The next night, he finished an odd-man rush with a one-timer to break a 1-1 tie in the third period, with his goal serving as the game-winner in the 2-1 victory Monday. Mismash was +1 each night to finish with a +2 plus/minus for the series, while firing four shots on goal with two finding the back of the net.
On the season, Mismash now has six goals and six assists for 12 points.
Ronnie Attard, Western Michigan
White Lake, Mich.
Attard had a big weekend at both ends of the ice to power Western Michigan to a five-point weekend at Miami, scoring the game-tying goal both nights. In Friday’s series opener, he tallied a goal and an assist, leveling the game with a backhander in the closing seconds of the first period, before setting up the game-winning goal on the power play midway through the second period of an eventual 4-1 victory. The next night, the Philadelphia Flyers prospect scored with less than eight minutes remaining in regulation to tie the game at 3-3, capping a two-goal comeback.
Attard fired six shots on goal in Saturday’s win and finished with 10 shots on the weekend, which led all NCHC skaters. He totaled three points on two goals and an assist at Miami, while posting a +2 plus/minus. On the season, he now has three goals, all in his last five games, and seven assists for 10 points in 14 games.
Adam Scheel, North Dakota
Scheel was superb in net to backstop North Dakota to a sweep at Colorado College, allowing only one goal all series, and none at even strength, in 120 minutes of action. In Sunday’s series opener, he turned aside all 27 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season and fifth of his career. He also helped kill off all four CC power plays in Sunday’s 3-0 win. A night later, Scheel allowed only a power play goal while compiling 23 saves in a 2-1 victory Monday night to cap the broom-job.
Scheel finished the series 2-0-0, stopping 50 of 51 shots faced for a .980 save percentage and a 0.50 goals-against average, both tops in the NCHC on the week. On the season, he is now 8-1-1 with a .927 save percentage, which is third in the NCHC, and a 1.82 goals-against average, which ranks second in the conference.
Ty Glover, Western Michigan
Glover had the best weekend of his young Broncos career, more than doubling his season point total at Miami, racking up four points on a goal and an assist in each game to help WMU pick up five points in the series. In Friday’s series opener, he had the primary assist on the game-tying goal in the first period and then tallied his first career goal in the third period on the power play to double the lead in a 4-1 victory. The next night, Glover helped WMU erase a two-goal deficit, again striking on the power play to open WMU’s scoring in the third period, while he set up the Broncos’ second goal of the game to make it 3-2 in an eventual 3-3 tie.
Glover finished the weekend with two goals, two assists, three shots on goal and a +2 plus/minus. He had only three assists prior to this weekend, giving him seven points and five assists on the season.
Forward of the Week
Nick Swaney, Sr., Minnesota Duluth
Nolan Walker, Jr., St. Cloud State
Defenseman of the Week
Matt Kiersted, Sr., North Dakota
Nick Perbix, Jr., St. Cloud State
Rookie of the Week
Luke Mylymok, F, Minnesota Duluth
Goaltender of the Week
Alex Aslanidis, Fr., Western Michigan
David Hrenak, Sr., St. Cloud State