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NMU Sports Three Stars (Feb. 25-March 3)
March 4, 2013 - Matt Wellens
MARQUETTE — With no skiing, track or swimming this week, the Northern Michigan University hockey and basketball teams had a chance to steal the Inside 1401 Sports Blog NMU Three Stars.
They didn’t. In fact, I almost thought about awarding no stars this week, but the hockey team did get a win Friday. So think of this as the March 1 edition, since I only like to award them to athletes on winning teams.
The NMU Sports Three Stars works just like three stars in hockey with the third star being the third best performance and first star being the top performer of the week. All NMU varsity NCAA teams are eligible — from hockey to skiing to golf — and a week will be considered Monday through Sunday. Honorable mentions are given out on rare occasions.
Here are the latest honorees. Congrats to the victors on such a prestigious award, which is chosen by such a prestigious panel — me.
Feb. 25-March 3
Jared Coreau, men’s hockey — Making 50 saves — one short of his collegiate-high — like he did Friday normally would get the junior goaltender a first-star nod, but I can’t do it after watching Jared give up two bad shorthanded goals in Saturday’s 3-0 loss.
Erik Higby, men’s hockey — After being named third-star last week, Higby had a power play goal and an assist in Friday’s 3-1 win to be the second-star this week. The junior forward also finished plus-1 in the win, but minus-2 the next night in the defeat.
Reed Seckel, men’s hockey — Like Higby, Seckel was plus-1 in the win, minus-2 in the loss, but his on goal and two assists Friday allow him to steal a first-star honor this week. The sophomore forward leads NMU in goals with 13.
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NMU sophomore forward Reed Seckel