Ryan Bischel Named Big 10 Goalie of the Year

March 20, 2023 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Fargo Force News Release

Ryan Bischel capped a stellar season for the University of Notre Dame by being named the BIG 10's Goalie of the Year, in addition to earning All-Big 10 first team honors. The senior from Mediana, MN was also one of three finalists for the

Big 10 player of the year award. Bischel led the Big 10 in save % (.938), minutes played (1,443:18) and saves (831). Including all games played by the Irish, he led the nation in minutes played and saves, and was 2nd in save %.

Bischel played for the Force for 3 seasons, from 2016-19, and is Fargo's all-time leader in minutes played (5,576) and wins (49). He helped the Force win the Clark in 2018.

Another Former Force player winning an all-league award was Justin Lee, who was named the NCHC's top Defensive Defenseman of the Year. Lee, who hales from Manitoba, Canada, captained the Pioneers to the regular season championship in the NCHC this season, and was a key defender on Denver's NCAA Championship team last year.

Former Fargo Force Players earning NCAA Post Season League Honors:


Big 10 Goalie of the Year Ryan Bischel Goalie Notre Dame 2016-19

Big 10 All 1st Team Ryan Bischel Goalie Notre Dame 2016-19

ECAC All 3rd Team Noah Beck Defense Clarkson 2019-20

Hockey East All 2nd Team Lynden Breen Forward Maine 2019-20

Hockey East All 2nd Team Scott Morrow Defense UMASS 2020-21

Hockey East All 3rd Team Jon McDonald Defense UMASS-Lowell 2016-18

NCHC All 2nd Team Jack Peart Defense St. Cloud State 2019-21

NCHC Defensive Defenseman of the Year Justin Lee Defense Denver 2018-19

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