Avery Sturtz called up to USHL

September 24, 2019

Avery Sturtz acquired by Sioux City Musketeers

LEWISTON, ME– Maine Nordiques have announced that Goaltender Avery Sturtz has been acquired by the Sioux City Musketeers of the Tier I United States Hockey League.

The 18-year-old native of Cedar Rapids, IA is expected to be with the USHL team for at least three weeks and scheduled to return to the Maine Nordiques once Sioux City’s goaltenders return to health.

Sturtz has played in two games during the 2019-20 North American Hockey League season, where his record is 1-1-0 with a 3.00 GAA and 0.852 Save Percentage (27 Shots Against; 23 Saves). His most recent North American Hockey League appearance was September 19th, in which he started and picked up the win in the Maine Nordiques 5-2 victory over the New Mexico Ice Wolves at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, MN.

“The Maine Nordiques are very proud of Avery for earning this opportunity to learn, grow and develop with a great USHL program like Sioux City,” said Nolan Howe, Head Coach of the Maine Nordiques. Howe added, “We know he is in great hands with the team and look forward to welcoming him back in a few weeks with this great experience under this belt. The Nordique Nation and our family within the locker room is behind him all the way.’’