Schierhorn continues ironman ways in net for Gophers
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.