ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Rochester Grizzlies of the North American 3 Hockey League have announced goalie Shane Soderwall has been called up by the Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League. Soderwall is set to join the Wilderness for their road trip this weekend taking on the Bismarck Bobcats.
It has been a rather eventful past week for the 17-year-old Algonquin, IL, native. Last weekend, Soderwall served as backup for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in the United States Hockey League. That marked the first time in Grizzlies history a player has been called up to a USHL team.
On the season, Soderwall is putting up fantastic numbers despite limited playing time. He holds a 9-1 record with two shutouts as well as a 2.00 goals against average and .910 save percentage. He has been a part of a goalie trio, along with Mathias Backstrom and Sean Guerin, that has allowed the third-fewest goals in the entire NA3HL (76).
The Grizzlies are set for a road trip this weekend, as the team travels to Wausau to face the RiverWolves Friday at 7:30 PM. On the season, the Grizzlies are 6-0 against the RiverWolves and have one more meeting after Friday’s game. Saturday, the team travels to play the Granite City Lumberjacks for the final time this season. Rochester is 2-1 against their former West Division foe. Saturday’s game is the Hockey TV Free Game of the Week. The Grizzlies are home again Thursday, Feb. 13 against the Alexandria Blizzard. This game is a make-up of the one postponed Friday, Jan. 17 due to the weather. Puck drop for Thursday’s game is set for 7 PM from the Rochester Recreation Center.