By @MichaelCaples –
He was outstanding at the Great Lakes Invitational, and he was outstanding once again when he returned to action this past weekend.
Max Humitz, a Livonia native and Lake Superior State forward, was named the WCHA’s forward of the week today after his first game action since the passing of his father, Mike.
The elder Humitz passed away on New Year’s Day at the age of 54.
In his return to the Lakers’ line-up for their two games against Alabama Huntsville, Humitz registered two goals and two assists for a WCHA-best four points on the weekend. His +4 rating was tied for the league lead among forwards, as well, as LSSU posted a 1-0-1 record in the home series.
Humitz registered the goal that broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Lakers a lead they would never relinquish on Friday night, and then he scored the final goal in a 7-2 win. The next day, he set up the game-tying goal at the 18:03 mark of the third period, helping his Lakeres to a 1-1 tie.
LSSU is on an eight-game unbeaten streak, and Humitz has played a substantial role in that during his time in the line-up. The Lakers are once again at No. 18 in the USCHO national poll.
The former Muskegon Lumberjacks and Tri-City Storm forward has four goals in his last four games, after he posted two goals and two assists in the Lakers’ first-ever Great Lakes Invitational tournament championship.
Highlights from the Friday night game: