Northern Michigan University redshirt freshman goaltender Mathias Dahlstrom, who recorded back-to-back shutouts over league rival Alabama Huntsville last weekend, is the WCHA Men's Rookie of the Week for Nov. 26, 2013.
A 6-0, 173-pound redshirt freshman from Smedjebacken, Sweden, Dahlstrom got the victory and the shutout both nights for the Wildcats against the visiting Chargers in Marquette, winning by scores of 3-0 last Friday (Nov. 22) and 4-0 last Saturday (Nov. 23). He stopped all 33 shots on goal in the series for a 1.000 save percentage, had six shutout periods, and blanked UAH on all seven of their power-play chances.
Dahlstrom, who now has three shutouts in his rookie season at NMU, is unbeaten over his last five starts at 4-0-1 as the Wildcats have improved to 6-5-1 overall and moved into fourth place in the league race with a 4-2 mark. He currently ranks second among WCHA goaltenders for all games played with a 1.91 goals-against average over 564:59 of action, is third in saves percentage at .932, and is fifth in winning percentage at .611 on a 5-3-1 record.
Dahlstrom and the Wildcats host Ferris State University this Friday and Saturday, November 29-30.