University of Wisconsin goaltender Joel Rumpel, who made 38 saves to lead
the host Badgers to a 5-4 win over defending conference champion and No. 5-ranked North Dakota last Saturday night, has been named the WCHA’s Rookie of the Week.
The freshman from Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Rumpel came through with 38 saves in the Saturday evening contest at the Kohl Center in Madison, including 15 in both the first and second periods, and helped keep the Sioux scoreless on all four power-play chances as Wisconsin completed the sweep following a 5-3 victory last Friday.
Rumpel has been rotating the goalie duties with fellow freshman Landon Peterson.
Rumpel’s uncle, Roy Schultz, was an All-American goalie at the UW back in 1980.