Loggins Caps Month with WCHA Honors

Loggins Caps Month with WCHA Honors

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.—Northern Michigan University Men's Ice Hockey (17-10-3, 15-5-2-2 WCHA) junior forward Troy Loggins (Huntington Beach, California) was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive Player of the Month for January the league office announced on Thursday.

Loggins recorded the second most points in the WCHA during the month of January with a league-high eight goals to go along with five assists. Helping the Wildcats to a 6-1-1 mark during the month, five of Loggins goals were scored on the power play, while one was shorthanded. He earned the league's offensive player of the week award on January 15 after scoring thee power play goals in a sweep of then-No. 14 Bowling Green State University.  

Scoring multiple points in four of eight contests, Loggins recorded a career-high three points on two occasions. He also recorded a career-high two goals on a pair of occasions. His goal against the University of Alaska-Anchorage would be the game winner coming with less than two minutes to play in regulation on January 26.

For the season, Loggins has 32 points on 15 goals and 17 assists. Those 32 points are tied for 10th best in the nation and are tied for the team lead with junior forward Adam Rockwood (Coquitlam, British Columbia). He also has three shorthanded goals which is tied for the national lead, while his 121 shots are third-best in the NCAA.

Loggins is the second Wildcat to earn player of the month honors this season joining senior defenseman Jordan Klimek (Langley, British Columbia) who earned the defensive award for the month of December. Six Wildcats have won a total of eight weekly awards this season highlighted by a pair of defensive honors for Klimek and two offensive awards for senior forward Robbie Payne (Gaylord, Michigan)

NMU continues their four-game road trip this weekend when they take on the University of Alabama Huntsville (9-17-2, 8-12-2-1 WCHA) Saturday and Sunday at 3:07 p.m. (EDT). The Wildcats need just four points the rest of the season to clinch home-ice for the first-round series of the WCHA Playoffs.