Jan. 28, 2014
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- University of Michigan ice hockey freshman forward JT Compher (Northbrook, Ill.) was named today (Tuesday, Jan. 28) as Big Ten First Star of the Week. Compher has been honored twice with Big Ten weekly awards this season. He was previously named Big Ten Second Star of the Week on Dec. 3, 2013.
Compher had five points (3G, 2A) and a plus-5 rating in two games against Michigan State last weekend and now leads the team and is tied for second among Big Ten freshmen with 20 points (9G, 11A) on the season. He leads all Big Ten freshmen with an average of 1.00 points per game.
Compher scored his seventh goal of the season to break a scoreless tie in the second period of Thursday night's (Jan. 24) 2-1 win over Michigan State at Joe Louis Arena.
On Friday night, Compher's four-point outburst (2G, 2A) helped Michigan earn a 5-2 win over the Spartans. With his third shorthanded goal of the season, Compher now leads the Big Ten in that category and is tied for second in the nation.
Compher had the most points by a Michigan player in a game since Oct. 13, 2011, when David Wohlberg had four points (G, 3A) in a 10-3 win over St. Lawrence.
The Wolverines return to action on Friday (Jan. 31) against No. 9 Wisconsin. The puck is set to drop at 6:30 p.m.