MTU's Jurusik named NCAA's First Star

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HOUGHTON, Mi. Michigan Tech goaltender Matt Jurusik has been named the NCAA's First Star for the week after earning a pair of shutouts last weekend at Alaska Anchorage.

The junior from La Grange, Illinois stopped all 39 shots he faced in the series. The Huskies won 3-0 Friday with 18 saves by Jurusik. He had 21 saves Saturday in a scoreless tie. Jurusik is now 7-4-1 with a 2.40 goals-against average and .908 save percentage. His .722 winning percentage in conference games ranks second in the WCHA.

The Huskies are off this weekend before hosting No. 6 Minnesota State for the annual Winter Carnival series on February 8-9. Tech's final eight games in the regular season are all in the Upper Peninsula. Tickets for the Winter Carnival series against the Mavericks are still available with general admission now on sale.

Jurusik is the second Tech player to be named an NCAA First Star as Jake Lucchini received the honor on November 13 after putting up five points in a sweep at Ferris State.