The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey team has four players and its head coach nominated for individual year-end awards by the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), it was announced on Thursday.
Esko, Minn. native and senior captain was nominated for two awards, those being the defensive forward and sportsmanship honors. Hibbing, Minn. native and freshman defenseman Scott Perunovich was also nominated for two, the rookie and offensive defenseman awards.
Add to that, Cohasset, Minn. native and sophomore Hunter Shepard is up for goaltender of the year and sophomore defenseman Nick Wolff is a nominee for the defensive defenseman of the year award.
UMD head coach Scott Sandelin is also nominated for the league's coach of the year award, that after guiding the Bulldogs from a tie for last at the holiday break to a third place finish in the NCHC.
All of this year's award nominees can be seen here, and the winners will be announced at the league's banquet on March 15.