Photographer Jim Rosvold captured these images Wednesday at Amsoil Arena, where Minnesota-Duluth celebrated its 2011 national championship:

  • Anonymous

    Goals against average should not be the only criteria for goalies. Save percentage is much more important. Goalies for lesser teams see more shots and a save % means they are keeping their teams in games. Patterson is the main reason Minnesota still has a chance to make the NCAA tournament. Dell played for a much superior team and faced fewer shots. ND’s defense is great headed by Genoway.
    I don’t see any Mn defense on any of the three All-WCHA teams. Mn.’s was porous early on.Patterson deserves the All-WCHA nod.

    • Peanut_174

      Yeah, your right the sioux are better. #1 WCHA and NCAA and thats because Dell is better than Patterson. It’s not about save percentage, its about make the saves when they count the most and he’s way better in clutch situations.

    • cweaver

      I like the theory, but the trouble with save % is that it doesn’t account for shot difficulty. Not all scoring chances are created equal. I’d rather have a goalie stop 27/30, if say 15 of those were high quality chances, than stop 39/40 on low quality chances. GAA isn’t perfect, but it helps create a clearer picture.