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WCHA honors NMU’s Maschmeyer

EDINA, Minn. – Brock Maschmeyer is the lone Northern Michigan University player to gain All-WCHA honors announced Thursday.

The 5-foot-7, 161-pound sophomore defenseman made the Third Team after tying for the league lead in goals from the blueline position with seven and finishing with 16 points.

Michigan Tech University’s Tanner Kero earned the WCHA Player of the Year nod, as well as the Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year award.

The senior forward from Hancock captured the conference scoring crown with 13 goals and 21 assists for 34 points in 28 games.

In the classroom, Kero maintains a 3.72 grade-point average in mathematics with a concentration in actuarial sciences.

Junior defenseman Colton Parayko of Alaska picked up the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year award, freshman goalie Michael Bitzer of Bemidji State the Rookie of the Year nod, junior Stephon Williams of Minnesota State the Goaltending Champion award and Mike Hastings of Minnesota State the Coach of the Year nod.

The WCHA also listed Thursday its All-Academic Team for each member school.

Those cited from NMU were Maschmeyer, sophomore defenseman, Bruederheim, Alberta; Aaron Leach, junior forward, Marquette; Cohen Adair, junior forward, Stratford, Ontario; Jake Baker, senior defenseman, Port Moody, British Columbia; Aaron Beutenmiller, junior goalie, Tecumseh; Derek Dun, sophomore goalie, Surrey, B.C.; Ryan Kesti, senior forward, Red Wing, Minnesota; Darren Nowick, junior forward, Long Beach, California; Sami Salminen, sophomore forward, Helsinki, Finland; and Ryan Trenz, junior defenseman, St. Louis.

Information compiled by Senior Sports Writer Craig Remsburg. He can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 251, or via email at cremsburg@miningjournal.net.