Stuermer's big weekend earns NCHA Offensive Player of the Week award
WAUKESHA, Wis. – Sophomore forward Devin Stuermer had the biggest game of his collegiate hockey career on Saturday night against Finlandia and as a result was awarded the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.
Stuermer (Milwaukee, Wis.) totaled six points over the weekend, scoring two goals and adding four assists. His career night came on Saturday when he scored once and added a career-high four assists. His five points and four assists were the most for any Falcon in a single game in program history. Following his big game Saturday, Stuermer scored the game-winner on Sunday at the 1:55 mark of the second period.
He now leads the Falcons with 14 points this season and also has a team-best nine assists. His 14 points rank him tied for seventh in the conference, just four points behind Adrian's Josh Ranalli. Stuermer has been a big factor in the Falcons being 5-4-3 and above .500 this late in the season for the first time in program history.
St. Scholastica's Tyler Bruggeman earned the Defensive Player of the Week honors. Bruggeman made 58 saves and allowed just two goals in a weekend sweep of Lake Forest College.
Stuermer and the Falcons will have nearly a month off as they are next scheduled to play on January 7 when they visit Lake Forest for a NCHA matchup.