Sturos earns another WCHA nod

Courtesy of MTU Athletics

Michigan TechMADISON, Wis. — Michigan Tech forward Reid Sturos, who provided the scoring heroics in the Huskies’ big victory over league-leading Ferris State last Friday, is the WCHA Men’s Rookie of the Week for Jan. 28, 2014. It is the second time in four weeks Sturos has won the award (Jan. 7 was the other).

The 6-2, 185-pound freshman from Brighton, Mich., posted his first two collegiate goals in Michigan Tech’s 3-2 triumph over the No. 6-ranked Bulldogs on Jan. 24 at John MacInnes Student Ice Arena in Houghton. The right winger scored his first goal of the night on a tip during a power-play at 12:00 of the second period to tie the contest at 2-2. He then posted the game-winner with a wrist shot 8:45 into the third period.

Sturos, who also had three shots on goal in last Saturday’s 3-0 loss to FSU, finished the two-game weekend series with two goals, six shots on net, and a +1 plus/minus rating. He has produced six points in 18 games played this season, with two goals and four assists. All but one of his assists has come in the month of January.

The Huskies have now had seven WCHA Players of the Week in 2013-14: Sturos (Rookie of the Week Jan. 7 and Jan. 28), Phoenix Copley (Defensive Player of the Week Oct. 28 and Dec. 31), Alex Petan (Offensive Player of the Week Nov. 11 and Dec. 31) and Shane Hanna (Rookie of the Week Dec. 3).