The University of Minnesota announced today that it has acquired two NAHL players who recently came off differing playoff journeys.
Nick Lehr and Robin Hoglund signed Acceptance of Admission agreements and will join the program.
Lehr was previously with the Austin Bruins, who made it to the 2013-14 NAHL Robertson Cup finals before being ousted by the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in that series. Lehr, a native of Roseville, MN, posted thirty-five wins in forty-nine games and earned the fifth best goals against average and save percentage in the NAHL (1.84 and .932 respectively). Lehr also holds Austin records for wins, saves, and shutouts.
Molndal, Sweden’s Robin Hoglund becomes the fourth skater from outside North America to play for the maroon and gold along with incoming freshman Leon Bristedt. (Thomas Vanek and Erik Haula are the other two). Hoglund led the Janesville Jets to the NAHL playoffs and finished second in team scoring with forty-seven points (24-23-47) in fifty-seven games. He also was a 2013-14 NAHL North Division honoree. He split time between Fairbanks (the Ice Dogs) and the Soo Eagles in 2012-13 after spending a year in the USHL.
The 2014-15 Gopher hockey season kicks off in South Bend, IN at the IceBreaker Tournament.