Sturos’ OT GWG nets WCHA POW

SturosIt may not count in his season stats, but it was an historic goal nonetheless that puts Reid Sturos into the record books.

Sturos’ goal lifted the Michigan Tech Huskies to a 2-1 win over Alabama-Huntsville in the first-ever, regular-season, 3-on-3, double-overtime game in Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) history.

As per NCAA rules, goals scored in 3-on-3 play in overtime will not count in any player’s season scoring numbers. The NCAA is using 3-on-3 overtime for the first time this season.

Sturos, a Nanaimo Clippers alum, also had a goal on the man advantage in the Huskies’ 7-3 win over Alabama-Huntsville the night before.

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 theĀ fourth WCHA weekly award for the 6-foot-2, 185-pound native of Brighton, Mich. He won the conference’s rookie of the week nod three times in 2013-14.