East Lansing, Mich. - - Michigan State hockey captain Bryan Lerg was named the CCHA Offensive Player of the Week, while cousin Jeff Lerg was named the Goaltender of the Week in the announcement made by the CCHA office on Monday, Dec. 3. The Spartans are coming off a road sweep of Lake Superior State last weekend (3-2, 5-2), and are unbeaten in their last four games (2-0-2). MSU is undefeated in CCHA road games this season (4-0).
Bryan Lerg posted three goals in the two-game road sweep of the Lakers. He potted an early power play goal in MSU's 3-2 Friday victory, then broke open a 3-2 game with a pair of third-period tallies on Saturday. Lerg has a pair of two-goal games in his last three contests, and has moved into second on the MSU scoring chart with an 8-6-14 scoring line. It is Bryan Lerg's first CCHA Weekly honor this season.
Jeff Lerg helped the Spartans preserve their perfect record in CCHA road contests with 49 of 54 stops (.925). He was particularly strong in the Friday game, where he had to help kill off a five-minute major and a furious final three minutes to preserve a victory. On Friday, Lerg also improved to 4-0 this season in one-goal games. This is the second weekly honor this season for the junior netminder, who also earned weekly kudos on Nov. 5 for his part in sweeping Alaska (3-2, 3-2) in Fairbanks.
Michigan State has its final pre-holiday break series this weekend, a home-and-home set with Ferris State. The teams will face off on Friday in Big Rapids, and then in East Lansing on Saturday for a 7 p.m. game which will be carried by Comcast Local.