Sturos earns another WCHA nod

SturosWith the race for playoff position heating up and the postseason looming not far away, Michigan Tech senior and former Nanaimo Clippers standout Reid Sturos was at his best in a pair of big conference games for Michigan Tech.

Sturos scored twice shorthanded, one of them a game-winning goal, and also assisted on a game-tying tally with 11 seconds to go by Trail Smoke Eaters alum Jake Lucchini as Michigan Tech earned five valuable points in a road weekend against Alabama-Huntsville.

In the series opener on Friday, Sturos was lethal on the penalty kill as he struck twice with the Huskies a man short. His first of the night, late in the second period, was the winner and he added an empty-netter as well. The next night, his assist on Lucchini’s goal put the game to a shootout where Michigan Tech earned the extra point. One of Michigan Tech’s assistant captains, Sturos finished the weekend with eight shots on goal and a +2 rating.

A native of Brighton, Mich., Sturos now has six goals and nine helpers on the season.

With Nanaimo in the 2012-13 season, Sturos scored 25 goals and 32 assists for 57 points in 56 games. Now a senior with Michigan Tech, this is the fifth WCHA weekly award in the NCAA career of the 6-foot-2, 185-pound forward. Sturos won the conference’s rookie of the week nod three times in 2013-14.