College hockey players of the week: A four goal performance in the Big Ten Championship highlights Three Stars
The opening rounds of conference playoffs brought out some high scoring opportunities for the stars of the week.
1.) Tony Calderone, Michigan
The senior forward led the Wolverines to a first round sweep of Wisconsin in Big Ten tournament action. In Friday’s 6-5 victory he scored four goals, including the game-winner. The Trenton, Mich. native followed that up with two assists, including one on the winner in Saturday’s 7-4 finale. For the weekend he finished with six points (4G-2A) to go along with nine shots on goal and a +2 rating. He now has 39 points on 23 goals and 16 assists this season.
2.) Troy Loggins, Northern Michigan
The Huntington Beach, Calif. native had a big weekend for the Wildcats as they defeated Alabama Huntsville in WCHA first round action. On Friday, the junior forward scored a goal and added an assist in a 7-1 victory. On Saturday, he scored a goal in a 3-2 loss to the Chargers. In the decisive third game, Loggins was at his best with four points on two goals and two assists in the 5-2 win. He finished the week with seven points (4G-2A), in addition to 13 shots on goal. He improved his season totals to 44 points on 21 goals and 23 assists.
3.) Ryan Kuffner, Princeton
The junior forward from Ottawa, Ontario had a banner weekend for the Tigers in a sweep of the Brown Bears in ECAC Hockey tournament action. In Friday’s opener, he scored four points on two goals and two assists in an 8-2 victory. On Saturday, he added three points on a goal and an assist as the Tigers won 7-1. For the weekend, he totaled seven points (3G-4A) to go along with eight shots on goal and a +5 rating. He now has 48 points on 28 goals and 20 assists this year.