Ten different players earned a point for Minnesota as they escaped with a Big Ten series-opening victory
Minnesota needed 50 shots against Harvard's Merrick Madsen but claimed a 2-1 victory and series sweep.
Casey Mittelstadt led the way with a goal and an assist while Brent Gates Jr., Rem Pitlick and Steve Johnson also recorded goals for the Maroon & Gold.
The two-time Big Ten Goaltender of the Year is the 12th Minnesota goalie to win 50 career games and currently ranks tied for 10th in program history.
The two-time Big Ten goaltender of the year made 21 saves on Saturday to improve to 8-1-1 all-time against the Spartans.
Men's Hockey vs. Clarkson 10-27-17
MHK - Gophers at North Dakota 10-20-17
Men's Hockey vs. Union 10-7-17
Men's Hockey vs. Alberta 10-1-17
Men's Hockey vs. Minnesota State 11-19-16
2016-17 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Repeated as the Big Ten Goaltender of the Year as well as a First Team All-Big Ten selection • started all 38 games for the Gophers during his second collegiate season • posted a 23-12-3 record • topped the Big Ten in victories (23), shutouts (five), saves (984) and minutes played (2,297:47) • posted career bests in save percentage (.908) and goals against average (2.61) • recorded a shutout in the season opener, making 14 saves at Alaska Anchorage on Oct. 7, 2016 • shut out three foes at home: North Dakota on Nov. 5, Minnesota State on Nov. 19, and Michigan State on March 10 • made a season-high 59 saves in a double overtime thriller against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament on March 17, 2017 • added three assists during the 2016-17 season • earned second letter.
2015-16 | FRESHMAN SEASON
The 2016 Big Ten Goaltender of the Year, a First Team All-Big Ten honoree and a Big Ten All-Rookie Team member • Mike Richter Award nominee, just one of four freshman goaltenders to be nominated for the award that recognizes the nation's best goaltender • started all 37 games for the Gophers as a rookie • posted a 20-17-0 record with his 20 wins leading the Big Ten and ranking first among all NCAA rookie netminders • posted his first career win and first career shutout against Northeastern on Oct. 23 • added two road shutouts against Minnesota State on Nov. 13 and Wisconsin on Jan. 22 • made a season-high 36 saves against Penn State on Jan. 8 • added his first career point with an assist in a 9-2 win at Wisconsin on Jan. 23 • named the Frank Pond Rookie of the Year • earned first letter.
Named the 2015 Dave Peterson Goaltender of the Year by USA Hockey • named the 2014-15 USHL Goaltender of the Year and a First Team All-USHL honoree • played two seasons with the Muskegon Lumberjacks in the USHL • led the USHL in saves (1,352) and save percentage (.927) during the 2014-15 regular season while posting a 26-13-4 record in 43 games • backstopped the Lumberjacks to an Eastern Conference playoff berth and the organization’s first-ever Clark Cup final appearance • played in 40 games during the 2013-14 regular season with a 20-17-1-1 record and a .905 save percentage • broke into the USHL with four games during the 2012-13 season as a member of the U.S. Under-18 Team • previously skated at Shattuck-St. Mary’s.
Helped the U.S. Junior Select Team win its sixth tournament title in seven years at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge in Kindersley, Saskatchewan • named to the 2014 World Junior A Challenge All-Tournament Team and went 3-0-0 at the tournament, leading all goalies with a .959 save percentage and a 0.97 GAA • played on the U.S. Under-18 Team at the 2013 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament in Turku, Finland • backstopped the U.S. Under-17 Select Team to the 2012 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament title in Monthey, Switzerland • helped the U.S. Under-17 Select Team win the 2012 Five Nations Tournament in Chomutov, Czech Republic.
Born Feb. 9, 1996 • native of Anchorage, Alaska • son of Joe and Nancy Schierhorn • has two brothers, Brad and Chris • Brad played on the Dartmouth hockey team while Chris played baseball at the University of Dallas • skated at the 2015 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Dubuque, Iowa • lists winning the 2014 World Junior A Challenge as his most memorable sports experience • the first player in Gopher Hockey history to wear No. 37.
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