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TROPP NAMED CCHA PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Monday, 12.14.2009 / 3:39 PM / Amateur Hockey
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TROPP NAMED CCHA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Corey Tropp (Getty Images)
Michigan State junior alternate captain Corey Tropp has been named the CCHA Player of the Week on Dec. 15, thanks to a four-goal, two-assist weekend as the Spartans swept Bowling Green. 

It is the second Player of the Week award for Tropp this season, who has helped the Spartans to a 12-6-2 overall mark in pre-holiday action. Tropp was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the third round (89th overall) of the 2007 Entry Draft.

Like his team, the junior winger from Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. had a six-point weekend against Bowling Green, and had a hand in six of MSU’s seven goals in the two-game set.  In Friday’s game at BG, Tropp netted the game-tying goal in the third period and assisted on Torey Krug’s game-winner early into the overtime period.  On Saturday, Tropp recorded his second hat trick of the season, which included the game-winner, and also had an assist on the game’s first goal as the Spartans won 4-1.  He was a +4 on the weekend.

Tropp is the national leader in goals (16) and points (27), and game-winning goals (4).   His game-tying goal on Friday at BG was his 50th point at Michigan State.   He is the only player in the country with two hat tricks this season – he also notched three goals against Maine on Oct. 16. 

Tropp has scored goals with approximately six minutes remaining in each of the last four games, and three of them were game-changing tallies. On Dec. 4 at Northern Michigan, he scored the lone goal of the game at 13:53 in a 1-0 win over the Wildcats; a night later, he scored at 13:48 to tie the game at 2-2 before the Spartans eventually fell in overtime. Last Friday against BG, his goal came at 14:20 and tied the game at two to force overtime (he then assisted on Krug’s OT game-winner).  On Saturday, he completed his hat trick at 13:22.

Tropp has been an offensive force for the Spartans all season.  He has been on the ice for 15 of MSU’s 19 power play goals, and Tropp has been on the ice for six of MSU’s 12 game-winners (scoring four game-winning tallies), and has been on the ice for both of MSU’s game-tying goals (classified as the goal that pulls MSU into a tie score, and the game ends in a tie).  In 83 career games, Tropp has 25 goals and 30 assists for 55 points. 

The Spartans, tied for the most first-semester wins in the Rick Comley era with a 12-6-2 overall record, will be idle until Dec. 29, when they take on Michigan Tech in the first round of the Great Lakes Invitational Tournament at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82