26 - Erik Higby
Erik Higby
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Year: Sr.
Hometown: New Braunfels, Texas / Topeka (NAHL)
Position: F
gp 30
p 17
g 11
a 6
pim 15
+/- +6

‘Cat Nips:  Shoots Left. Enters senior season with 41 points on 16 goals and 25 assists in 98 career games. Has five game-winning goals.

2012-13:  Appeared in 35 games for third letter. Had breakout season and was third on the team with 21 points and nine goals. Had three assists at St. Cloud State (Jan. 4). Tallied a goal and an assist at Michigan State (Feb. 15), at Bowling Green (Feb. 22) and vs. Lake Superior State (March 1). Recorded two assists vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 13). Received the Ed Ward Most Improved Player Award. Had two three-game point streaks (Jan. 12-19, Feb. 22-March 1).

2011-12:  Lettered for the second time, appearing in 28 games. Tallied seven points on two goals and five assists. Recorded two assists at Western Michigan (Oct. 29). Scored vs. St. Cloud (Oct. 15) and Michigan Tech (Dec. 16). Both goals were game-winners.

2010-11:  Appeared in 35 games to earn first letter. Named CCHA Rookie of the Week (Dec. 6). Recorded first collegiate point in first game vs. Michigan Tech (Oct. 8). Scored first collegiate goal vs. Ohio State (Oct. 30). Scored the game-winning goal vs. Western Michigan (Dec. 3). Scored at Bemidji State (Nov. 26), at Denver (Jan. 1) and vs. Bowling Green (March 4).

Before NMU:  Played 57 games for the Topeka Road Runners of the North American Hockey League during the 2009-10 season. Selected as NAHL MVP when he recorded 27 goals and 53 assists. Played the 2008-09 season with the Mahoning Valley Phantoms of the NAHL. Recorded 11 goals and 23 assists. Played for Detroit Belle Tire during the 2007-08 season.

Personal:  Son of Mike and Maria Higby. Mother attended NMU. Majoring in management of health and fitness. Born July 8, 1989.

Recent Games
Feb 28 Bowling Green W, 4-1
Mar 1 Bowling Green L, 3-2
Mar 7 at Ala.-Huntsville W, 4-1
Mar 8 at Ala.-Huntsville W, 5-2
Mar 14 at Minn. St. Mankato L, 3-2
Mar 15 at Minn. St. Mankato L, 5-4
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 30 22
Points 17 13
Goals 11 8
Assists 6 5
PIM 15 13
+/- +6 +8
Power-play goals 1 1
Short-handed goals 0 0
Empty net goals 1 0
Game-winning goals 2 1
Game-tying goals 0 0
Hat tricks 0 0
Shots 70 52
Date Opponent Score g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 5 U.S. National U-18 W, 3-1 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Oct 6 Laurentian W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 11 at Wisconsin L, 5-2 0 1 1 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 12 at Wisconsin L, 2-1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 18 Neb.-Omaha L, 2-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Oct 19 Neb.-Omaha W, 6-3 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 1 0 0 1
Oct 25 Michigan Tech W, 2-0 0 2 2 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 26 at Michigan Tech L, 4-1 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 1 at Alas. Fairbanks L, 5-4 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 2 at Alas. Fairbanks W, 2-1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 9 at Western Mich. W, 5-4 2 0 2 2 +3 0 0 0 1 0 3
Nov 10 at Western Mich. T, 2-2 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 22 Ala.-Huntsville W, 3-0 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 23 Ala.-Huntsville W, 4-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 29 Ferris St. L, 4-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 30 Ferris St. T, 1-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 6 at Minn. St. Mankato L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 7 at Minn. St. Mankato L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 13 at North Dakota L, 4-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 14 at North Dakota L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 3 at Bemidji St. W, 4-1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 4 at Bemidji St. W, 3-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 17 Alas. Fairbanks W, 5-4 1 1 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 18 Alas. Fairbanks L, 4-3 2 0 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 24 at Alas. Anchorage W, 3-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 25 at Alas. Anchorage L, 4-2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 31 Minn. St. Mankato W, 5-2 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 1 Minn. St. Mankato L, 5-1 1 0 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Feb 7 at Ferris St. L, 7-1 1 0 1 0 +0 1 0 0 0 0 5
Feb 8 at Ferris St. L, 2-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 14 Lake Superior St. L, 5-3 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 15 Lake Superior St. W, 5-1 2 0 2 4 +2 0 0 0 1 0 3
Feb 21 at Michigan Tech L, 7-4 0 0 0 5 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 22 Michigan Tech L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 28 Bowling Green W, 4-1 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 1 Bowling Green L, 3-2 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Mar 7 at Ala.-Huntsville W, 4-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Mar 8 at Ala.-Huntsville W, 5-2 0 0 0 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 14 at Minn. St. Mankato L, 3-2 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 15 at Minn. St. Mankato L, 5-4 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 3
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 30 11 6 17 15 +6 1 0 1 2 0 0 70
Conference 22 8 5 13 13 +8 1 0 0 1 0 0 52
Exhibition 1 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Home 12 8 5 13 8 +10 0 0 1 1 0 0 31
Away 18 3 1 4 7 -4 1 0 0 1 0 0 39
Neutral - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -

Wins 14 6 4 10 8 +11 0 0 1 2 0 0 32
Losses 15 5 2 7 7 -5 1 0 0 0 0 0 36
Ties 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

October 6 1 3 4 2 +0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12
November 5 2 1 3 2 +3 0 0 0 1 0 0 10
January 7 3 1 4 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
February 7 4 1 5 11 +2 1 0 0 1 0 0 18
March 5 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15

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