Notes, quotes and analysis from Neil Koepke on Saturday's 6-0 win.
Notes, quotes and analysis from MSU’s media day from Neil Koepke.
MSU outshot the U18 team, 39-16.
Neil Koepke previews this weekend's matchup with No. 6 Denver.
The Spartans will play their first exhibition game of the season.
2016-17 (Freshman): Played in 16 games, recording one goal and two assists ... Scored his first collegiate goal in the third period at Penn State on Jan. 14 ... Had an assist in the 5-4 road victory over No. 13 Ohio State on March 3 ... Registered an assist in a 4-4 tie with Michigan on Feb. 10 at Joe Louis Arena ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at LSSU on Oct. 14 ... Had six penalties for 12 minutes and blocked 14 shots.
Prior to MSU: Played two seasons with Salmon Arm, registering 21 points (5g, 16a) in 53 regular-season games in 2015-16 ... Added one assist in six playoff games ... Recorded 11 points (1g, 10a) in his first season with Salmon Arm in 2014-15 ... Teammate of fellow Spartan classmate Taro Hirose ... Played two seasons (2012-13 and 2013-14) with Honeybaked U18, recording 11 and 18 points, respectively ... Played with Belle Tire prior to Honeybaked.
Personal: Born Feb. 17, 1996 in Macomb, Michigan ... Son of Steve and Rose ... Three-year letterwinner in baseball as the starting catcher at Marysville High School ... Favorite team is the Detroit Red Wings and favorite player is Drew Doughty ... Lists his parents as his biggest hockey influence and his heroes ... Grew up with fellow Spartan Dylan Pavelek.