Taro Hirose voted MVP.
Notes, quotes and analysis from Neil Koepke on Friday's win over Penn State.
Notes, quotes and analysis from Neil Koepke on Saturday's 6-3 win over OSU in Columbus.
Fourteen different Spartans registered a point in the win.
2017-18 (Sophomore): Had five goals and five assists for 10 points in 35 games … Tri-winner of the team’s Spartan Fitness Award … Had two points (1g, 1a), including the game-winning goal, in a 4-3 victory over LSSU (10/28) … Had his second two-point game (1g, 1a) vs. No. 5 Ohio State (2/2) and then scored an empty-net goal the following night in a 6-3 win (2/3) … Scored on the power play in a 5-0 win over Michigan (12/8) and then again vs. the Wolverines (1/2) in the GLI … Academic All-Big Ten.
2016-17 (Freshman): Had 12 points (6g, 6a) in 34 games ... Had a goal and assist in two of the first five games of the season -- Oct. 15 at LSSU and Oct. 28 vs. Princeton ... Scored the Spartans' first goal vs. Michigan in the third-place game of the GLI on Dec. 30 ... Scored a season-high two goals in a 5-4 road win at Ohio State, March 3 ... Had an assist in a pair of ties vs. Michigan - Jan. 21 and Feb. 10 ... Recorded an assist in a 4-3 win at Ferris State on Nov. 12.
Prior to MSU: Led Bloomington and ranked 11th in the USHL with 28 goals, while his 47 points ranked third on the team in 58 regular season games in 2015-16 ... Voted team MVP ... Registered 11 power-play goals, which tied for the team lead, and five game-winning goals, which ranked second on the team ... Had a team-high 181 shots on goal, which ranked 12th in the league ... Had 10 points (4g, 6a) in nine playoff games in 2016 ... Registered 18 points (10g, 8a) in 48 games during his first season with Bloomington in 2014-15 while posting the team's third-best plus/minus mark at plus-7 ... Spent the 2013-14 season with the Port Huron Fighting Falcons of the NAHL, recording 38 points (19g, 19a) in 59 games ... Played youth hockey for Belle Tire (2012-13) and Victory Honda (2011-12).
Personal: Born Nov. 1, 1995 in Wyandotte, Michigan ... Son of Lance and Karey ... Sister, Alexis, is a 2016 graduate of MSU ... Two year starter at shortstop for Huron High School, earning first-team all-district honors as a senior ... Favorite NHL team is the Detroit Red Wings and favorite player is Martin St. Louis ... His uncle, Bobby Davis, who played at Northeastern from 1997-00, is his biggest hockey influence.