The SHL selected Michigan Gray Wolves G Dirk “The Bear” Lundquist as its Player of the Week. Lundquist started off the 2017 season strong, posting a 3-1-0 record with a 0.74 GAA and a .978 save percentage. Lundquist’s dominant performance has helped the defending champion Wolves pick up where they left off last season, going 4-1-0 to tie with Hershey for the best record in the league.
On Opening Night, Lundquist stopped 40 shots to shut down Dakota in a 3-1 win. On Wednesday, in the Wolves’ home opener, he turned aside 26 and posted a shutout of Seattle. Then on Saturday, he made 37 saves to freeze the Igloos 3-0.
“The Bear is an inspiration to the whole team,” said Michigan coach Ron Wright. “He’s already the unquestioned best goalie in the SHL. But does he rest on his laurels? No way. He’s out there working harder than anyone, looking for ways to get even better. He’s chasing perfection, and he’s not going to stop chasing it. If we’re going to defend our title, it’s going to Dirk’s work ethic leading the way.”