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North Dakota goaltender Zane Gothberg has changed his surname to McIntyre. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

UND goalie changes last name to carry on mother's maiden name

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GRAND FORKS - Zane Gothberg is now Zane McIntyre. The University of North Dakota junior goaltender said Thursday he has legally changed his surname to his mother's maiden name.

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“My grandmother and my mother have been very influential in my life,” said McIntyre, in a statement posted on UND's website. “With the passing of my grandmother and my mother getting re-married, as well as my sister getting married, I’ve made the personal choice to carry on the family name in their honor.”

McIntyre, a sixth-round draft pick of the Boston Bruins in 2010, went 20-10-3 last season and was a finalist for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s Goaltender of the Year award. He led the NCHC with a 1.99 goals against average and ranked second with a .926 save percentage. In 50 career appearances, the Thief River Falls, Minn., native is 29-14-6 with a 2.15 goals against average and a school-record .924 save percentage.

UND, which advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four last year, opens the 2014-15 season with an exhibition game against the University of Manitoba on Oct. 5 at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks.

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