Northeast goaltender Sturma makes NCAA commitment
July 19, 2019
The Northeast Generals of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that goaltender Marko Sturma has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Stevenson University.
Sturma, 21, joined the Generals to start the 2017-18 season and played in 52 games in two NAHL seasons. He shared the net and starting role with Generals goaltender David Fessenden.
During the 2018-19 season, the 6’0/177 lbs. native of Poprad, Slovakia, posted a 4-12-3 record in 21 appearances, which included a 3.59 goals against average and .898 save percentage.
“Marko was huge for us during both years. It was such a luxury to have two starting goalies pushing each other day in and day out. They are both very different style wise and Marko really made a huge impact on our organization both on and off the ice,” said Generals Head Coach Joe Lovell.
“Marko is a great kid,” said GM Bryan Erikson. “He saved us numerous times over his two years here. He always played big when the game was the most important. We are very lucky to have had really only three goalies in our three years as an NAHL organization. All three have been great and have set the bar extremely high for the next wave of Generals goaltenders. Stevenson is getting a great goalie that should step right in and help them from Day 1.”
Stevenson University is located in Maryland and plays in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference. Their schedule is loaded with top teams because of the strength of their Conference. They play Elmira, Utica, Manhatanville and Wilkes to name a few.
Sturma makes 21 Generals players to make an NCAA commitment this year alone.