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Jurusik Named MTU Hockey MVP – Wednesday Sports Wrap

MTU

Goaltender Matt Jurusik has been named Most Valuable Player of the Michigan Tech hockey team. Jurusik claimed the Merv Youngs award by ranking third in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in save percentage, goals-against average and wins.

Trenton Bliss and Alec Broetzman shared the Gary Crosby Memorial Award as the Huskies’ leading scorers, with 27 points each. Alex Smith was honored with the George McCarthy Performance Award for Scholastic and Athletic Achievement, after being named to the WCHA All-Academic Team for the third straight season. 

Former Houghton High School standout Raymond Brice received the Harold Meese Sportsmanship Award. Logan Pietila was honored with the Norbert Matovich Memorial Outstanding Freshman Award. Colin Swoyer claimed the Gitzen-Loutit Memorial Award as the outstanding defensive player. 

The Elov Seger Memorial Most Improved Player Award went to Tommy Parrottino. Junior forward Justin Misiak was recognized with the Rick Yeo Unsung Hero Award. Tyrell Buckley led the team with a 3.82 grade-point average, and received the John MacInnes Slide Rule Award. 

Tech men’s basketball star Kyle Monroe is an All-American. Monroe was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Division II All-American Team yesterday. He had been awarded All-Midwest District honors on Monday.

NFL

The Detroit Lions are looking for a new punter. After seven seasons in Detroit, Sam Martin has signed a three-year deal with the Denver Broncos.

The Lions also announced yesterday that they have re-signed offensive lineman Oday Aboushi to a one-year deal. Aboushi started two games for Detroit last season.

There are reports that the Green Bay Packers have reached a deal with former Indianapolis Colts receiver Devin Funchess. Funchess missed almost all of last season with a broken collarbone.

The Carolina Panthers have officially released quarterback Cam Newton after nine seasons.

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