Eidsness' weekend recognized

In the wake of Luke Adam earning QMJHL honors, North Dakota netminder Brad Eidsness has been named the Red Baron WCHA Defensive Player of the Week.

For his outstanding efforts in backstopping the University of North Dakota to a sweep of nationally-ranked Minnesota Duluth last weekend, goaltender Brad Eidsness is the Red Baron WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for Feb. 23.

A 6-0, 175-pound sophomore from Chestermere, Alberta and a draftee of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, Eidsness was named the No. 2 star in both games while stopping 53 of 56 shots on goal (.946 saves percentage) and yielding just two even-strength goals.

In last Friday’s (Feb. 19) 5-2 North Dakota win, Eidsness made 33 saves, his highest home output of the season, and blanked the visiting Bulldogs on all seven of their power-play chances.

He then added another 22 saves on Saturday (Feb. 20) night in a 5-1 Sioux victory. In the series, he posted four shutout periods and held UMD to just one power-play goal in 11 opportunities.

Eidsness has moved into second place in the WCHA goaltending race (10th nationally) with a 2.22 goals-against average. Over his last three games Eidsness is 3-0-0 with a 1.34 goals-against average and a .951 saves percentage.

Eidsness has shown the preparedness to gear up for big games. That theory will again be put to the test when the #8 Sioux hit the road this weekend against #13 Colorado College.
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