Notes, quotes and analysis from Neil Koepke on the Spartans’ victory over Minnesota.
Notes, quotes and analysis from Neil Koepke on the Spartans' 3-1 win on Saturday.
Neil Koepke recaps Friday's 4-3 win over Wisconsin.
Neil Koepke's notes, quotes and analysis from Saturday's tie.
Neil Koepke recaps Friday's thrilling 3-2 overtime win over Michigan.
Personal: Born Jan. 1, 1993 in Plymouth, Mich. ... Son of Kellie and Mike Ferrantino ... Has one brother, Nicholas, and a sister, Olivia ... A 2011 graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School ... Uncle, Kevin Smyth, was a pole vaulter at MSU in the mid-1980's ... ... Favorite NHL team is the Detroit Red Wings, and enjoys the play of Henrik Zetterberg ... Enjoys fishing and hunting ... Lists his youth coach Derek Szajner as his largest hockey influence, and credits him with always keeping the game fun ... Considers his father his idol, for instilling in him the importance of being a good person both on and off the ice.