March 18, 2014
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- University of Michigan ice hockey sophomore forward Andrew Copp (Ann Arbor, Michigan) was named today (Tuesday, March 18) as Big Ten Second Star of the Week. Copp has been honored twice by the Big Ten this season, also earning First Star of the Week on Oct.13.
Last weekend, Copp snapped a seven-game goal scoring drought, his longest of the season, with his goal at 18:02 the first period in a 3-2 overtime loss to No. 1 Minnesota on Friday night (March 14). On Saturday night (Mach 15), Copp had the primary assist on U-M's goal at 13:21. Copp added a goal on a shorthanded breakaway 30 seconds into the of the third period to help the Wolverines seal a 6-2 win over the Gophers. The goal was Copp's first shorthanded goal of the season and third career shorthanded goal. He also led the team with four blocked shots.
Copp has played well since returning from the World Junior Championships in Malmo, Sweden, in early January. Copp has points in 20 of 34 games this season, and the Wolverines are 13-5-2 in games when he registers a point. He was tied for seventh among Big Ten skaters with 16 points (7G, 9A) in 20 conference games. Copp is second on the team with 29 points (15G, 14A) and leads the team in goals scored.
The Wolverines return to game action on Thursday (March 20) at 2 p.m. CST in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, when they will face Penn State at the Xcel Energy Center (St. Paul, Minn.).
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