INDIANAPOLIS – Niagara freshman Ludwig Stenlund has been named the Third Star of the Week by the NCAA, as announced on Tuesday.
Stenlund registered six points (3 G, 3 A) in a home-and-home sweep over the Canisius Golden Griffins. In a 5-2 victory on November 15, the rookie provided the lone assist on Dylan Mills’ second period goal that proved to be the game-winner. In the third period, he scored to extend Niagara’s lead to 4-2 and put the game out of reach.
Two nights later, the rookie outdid himself yet again. 55 seconds after Canisius tied the game at 2-2, Stenlund put the Purple Eagles ahead with the first of his two second period goals. He later added two assists en route to a 9-6 win.
The native of Skellefteå, Sweden has recorded eight (4 G, 4 A) of his 10 points this season at Dwyer Arena. Saturday was also his second multi-point home game of the year after notching two goals in his collegiate debut against AIC on October 12.
The Purple Eagles (6-5-1, 6-3-1 AHA) are back on the road this weekend to take on the Army Black Knights. Puck drop for Friday, Nov. 23 will be at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s game will get under way at 4 p.m.