Spartans’ Michigan natives sweep Big Ten 3 Stars of the Week


By @StefanKubus – 

Michigan names continue to impress in the Big Ten this season.

This past weekend, it was a trio of Spartans hailing from the Mitten that swept the league’s weekly awards.

Junior netminder Drew DeRidder (Fenton) was named first star of the week after posting 89 saves and a ,957 save percentage to help the Spartans go 1-0-1 against No. 16 Notre Dame. Twenty five of his saves came while the Fighting Irish were on the power play.

Senior defenseman Tommy Miller (West Bloomfield) was named second star after assisting on Sunday’s game-tying goal with 22.9 seconds left, and then scoring an end-to-end game winner in overtime.

Senior forward Tommy Apap (Bloomfield Hills) rounded out the awards with a two-goal weekend, which included the game-tying goal Sunday and MSU’s lone tally in Saturday’s tie.