Our question this week for The Rink Live beat reporters is: As we head into Thanksgiving, which player on the team that you cover is the one the team should be most thankful for at this point in the season?

Those reporters are Mick Hatten, Jess Myers, Brad Schlossman, and Matt Wellens. Hatten covers St. Cloud State, Myers covers the University of Minnesota, Schlossman covers the University of North Dakota and Wellens covers Minnesota Duluth.

If you have a question for the group, follow us on Twitter and use #asktherinklive.


Hatten (SCSU): Goalie David Hrenak is tied for sixth in the nation in wins (7), is 11th in goals-against average (1.83) and 13th in save percentage (.927). His career GAA going into the season was 2.44 and his career save percentage was .908.

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Wellens (UMD): The Bulldogs should be thankful for junior goaltender Ryan Fanti, who has a .944 save percentage and 1.40 goals against average in 10 games this year. In six NCHC games, he's posted a .955 save percentage and 1.16 GAA with three shutouts in six games to lead the league.

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Schlossman (UND): Jake Sanderson has lived up to his billing as the best player in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference this season. He has six goals and 15 points in 11 games with a plus-13 rating.

Myers (Minnesota): Gophers fans should give thanks that Matthew Knies found his way from Phoenix to the State of Hockey for college. The rookie forward leads Minnesota in points (14) and is tied for the team lead in goals (7) after 14 collegiate games and was just named the Big Ten's second star of the week.