Stewart and Thorogood named to All-NCHA squad

March 2, 2018

hockey players in the NCHA conferenceDULUTH, Minn. – Marian University men’s hockey had a pair of senior forwards named All-NCHA in Hunter Stewart and Derek Thorogood announced the league office.

Stewart and Thorogood each reached 100 career points in a 6-2 win against St. Scholastica Jan. 27 becoming the 10th and 11th Sabres in program history to reach the milestone.  The duo combined for seven game-winners during the season with Stewart scoring four and Thorogood netting three.

Stewart (Calgary, Alta.) earns his first All-NCHA nod after leading Marian in scoring with 12 goals and 24 assists for 36 points.  During the season, Stewart was named the NCHA Offensive Player of the Week and earned a spot on the D3Hockey.com Team of the Week once.  Stewart ranked third in the NCHA for total points and was second in the conference for assists, he also ranked tied for seventh in Marian history for assists in a single season.  In his career, Stewart tied for second for most assists with 80 and finished eighth in program history with 108 points.  This season, he had nine games where he recorded multiple points with two of those games being multi-goal games.

Thorogood (Calgary, Alta.) is named All-NCHA for the second time in his career after earning a spot on the all-conference team in 2016.  Thorogood led the Sabres with 15 goals on the year and also ranked second on the squad with 19 assists and 34 points.  The Sabre forward was named NCHA Offensive Player of the Week twice during the season and also earned a spot on the D3Hockey.com Team of the Week once.  Thorogood was fourth in the NCHA for total points and tied for fifth in the conference for goals scored.  He closed out his career tied for the career lead in games played with 110, tied for fifth with eight game-winning goals and ninth for total points with 107.  This season, Thorogood had a pair of hat tricks with his first career hat trick coming in a 9-2 win over Trine to open the season and the second in a 6-0 win over Finlandia.  He also had nine multi-point games with two other multi-goal games to go with his pair of hat tricks.

The full All-NCHA teams from the conference can be viewed at http://www.nchahockey.org/sports/mice/2017-18/releases/MICE-ALL-NCHA.

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