Notes, quotes and analysis from Neil Koepke on Saturday's win over Wisconsin.
Neil Koepke highlights the Spartans' defense in previewing this weekend's home series vs. LSSU.
The Spartans and Lakers will meet on Friday and Satur
Notes, quotes and analysis from Neil Koepke on the comeback win over WMU.
MSU comes from behind to beat Western Michigan.
2017 MSU Hockey Awards Program, April 15, 2017
2016-17 (Freshman): Appeared in nine games, including the final three of the season ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at LSSU on Oct. 14.
Prior to MSU: Played two seasons with the Springfield Jr. Blues ... Ranked as the club's top scoring defenseman with 25 points (8g, 17a) and was also the team leader in plus/minus at plus-10 in 2015-16 ... Voted an assistant captain ... His three game-winning goals ranked second on the team ... Selected to play in the 2016 NAHL Top Prospects tournament ... Tallied 15 points (4g, 11a) in 49 games in his first season with Springfield in 2014-15 ... Four-year letterwinner for Orchard Lake St. Mary's from 2011-14, earning first-team All-State and all-league honors as a senior ... Played his bantam hockey for Victory Honda.
Personal: Born March 20, 1996 in Commerce, Michigan ... Son of Bruce and Lindi ... Grew up with MSU teammate Cody Milan ... Lists the Detroit Red Wings as his favorite NHL team and Sidney Crosby as his favorite player because of "his leadership and the way he can take over a game" ... Biggest hockey influence is his cousin, Cam ... Lists his father as his idol.