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28 Jan 17: Hunter Miska (Minnesota Duluth - 35). The University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs play against the St. Cloud State University Huskies in the Championship game of the North Star College Cup at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.).  The University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs play against the St. Cloud State University Huskies in the Championship game of the North Star College Cup at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. (Jim Rosvold)
Minnesota Duluth’s Hunter Miska is the lone freshman among the five finalists for the Mike Richter Award (photo: Jim Rosvold).

The five finalists for the 2017 Mike Richter Award, which honors the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA men’s Division I hockey, were announced Thursday.

The fourth annual award will be presented at the Frozen Four in two weeks in Chicago.

Player's NameClassSchoolStats
Michael BitzerJr.Bemidji State22-14-3, 1.71, .932
Tanner JailletJr.Denver24-5-4, 1.82, .930
Hunter MiskaFr.Minnesota Duluth24-4-5, 2.23, .917
Cal PetersenJr.Notre Dame21-11-5, 2.14, .928
Charles WilliamsSr.Canisius21-7-5, 1.82, .943

Past winners of the award include Thatcher Demko (Boston College, 2016), Zane McIntyre (North Dakota, 2015) and Connor Hellebuyck (UMass Lowell, 2014).

Candidates for the award were determined by nominations from all 60 NCAA Division I men’s hockey head coaches. The 10 semifinalists, five finalists and winner are selected by a committee of coaches, scouts and members of the media.

  • bob

    man these goalies sure give UD and UMD a big edge in the tourney – and i have both in my FF

    • Denver_hockey

      We prefer DU, but thanks.

      • bob

        oh yes sorry – boy you guys gotta be excited – you think union has a chance if they beat Penn St

        • Denver_hockey

          Definitely. Penn State has to be exhausted from those 2 OT wins emotionally. Either team could win and it wouldn’t surprise me.

          • bob

            ah yes tks, but alas i asked if they have a chance IF they win round 1 – meaning against u chaps

  • bob

    man these goalies sure give UD and UMD a big edge in the tourney – and i have both in my FF

    • Denver_hockey

      We prefer DU, but thanks.

      • bob

        oh yes sorry – boy you guys gotta be excited – you think union has a chance if they beat Penn St

        • Denver_hockey

          Definitely. Penn State has to be exhausted from those 2 OT wins emotionally. Either team could win and it wouldn’t surprise me.

          • bob

            ah yes tks, but alas i asked if they have a chance IF they win round 1 – meaning against u chaps

  • Husky1992

    Where Angus Redmond from Michigan Tech – definitely is a top 5 goalie.

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  • Husky1992

    I can see why Miska is on the list. UMD would have lost if not for him in net. Ohio State dominated in OT.

  • Husky1992

    I can see why Miska is on the list. UMD would have lost if not for him in net. Ohio State dominated in OT.