Schierhorn continues ironman ways in net for Gophers

October 29, 2017

Eric Schierhorn hockey

Eric Schierhorn

University of Minnesota goaltender Eric Schierhorn of Anchorage is as durable as they come.

The junior has been on the ice virtually every moment this season for the nationally ranked Gophers hockey team – minus the two minutes it played with an empty net.

The two-time Big Ten Conference Goaltender of the Year has started a school-record 83 consecutive games dating back to his freshman year.

In terms of NCAA all-time marks, the record for consecutive games started by a goalie is 104 set by Cornell’s Ben Scrivens in 2007-10. The record for consecutive games played by a goalie is 122 set by Clarkson’s Dan Murphy in 1994-98.

Schierhorn spearheaded the No. 7 Gophers weekend series of No. 9 Clarkson, turning aside 62 of 65 shots in the two games as Minnesota won 3-1 Friday and 2-1 Saturday.

He is 3-1 with a 1.75 goals-against average in his last four games.

This season he is 5-3 with a 2.13 GAA and .923 save percentage – that puts him on pace to better last year’s career-high numbers of 2.61 and .908.

Schierhorn needs two more wins to reach 50 for his career and become the 12th Minnesota goalie to reach the benchmark.