Editor's note: Mining Journal Sports Editor Matt Wellens introduces the nine incoming Wildcats who will take the ice for the Northern Michigan University hockey team this season. Check back daily to meet a new fresh face.
Name (number): Mathias Dahlstrom
Northern Michigan University redshirt freshman goaltender Mathias Dahlstrom sat out all of last season, but practiced daily with NMU behind goaltenders Michael Doan and Jared Coreau.
Year: Redshirt freshman
Hometown: Smedjebacken, Sweden
Last club (league): Chicago (USHL)
Favorite NHL team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite NHL player: Pavel Datsyuk
Strongest skill on the ice: Skating
Weakest skill on the ice: Facing breakaways
What is your all-time favorite pregame meal?
It's always pasta. Usually the bow-tie ones."
What is the pregame song you have to listen to before every game?
"There's a few. It's from the group In Flames and also Raised Fist. It's kind of screaming, all of it."
If you could star in any movie, what would it be?
"It would be something like the movie, "Into the Wild."
In head coach Walt Kyle's words:
"He's a good young goaltender. He's quick, athletic. He paid his dues here last year. He had to sit out the year and did. I think he's a good student of the game. Joey (Shawhan) has worked with him. He works, listens and has grown as a goaltender. We think he's got a chance."