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Huntington Beach native, Jr. Ducks alum Loggins tabbed WCHA Offensive Player of the Month

 

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Northern Michigan University junior forward Troy Loggins has been named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Month for January.

Loggins was one of the nation’s top offensive threats in January, keying No. 19 Northern Michigan’s seven-game unbeaten streak to end the month (6-0-1). The junior led the WCHA with eight goals (tied for the second-most nationally) and was second in the league with 13 points in eight games (third in the NCAA, one behind the co-leaders). He also ranked among NCAA leaders for power-play goals (first with five), goals-per-game (second at 1.00), short-handed goals (tied for fifth with one) and points-per-game (tied for ninth at 1.62).

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The Huntington Beach native and Anaheim Jr. Ducks alum tallied a point seven of eight January games, including four multi-point efforts.

Loggins had seven goals and three assists for 10 points as the Wildcats won all six of their league games, helping a Northern Michigan team that was picked to finish seventh in the coaches’ and media preseason polls surge to the top of the WCHA standings.

He combined for six points (5g-1a) as NMU enjoyed a 2-0-1 stretch Jan. 6-13 against then-No. 13 Boston College (one goal in a 3-3 tie at the Ice Vegas Invitational) and No. 14 Bowling Green (three goals during a two-game home sweep), earning WCHA Offensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts against the Falcons. Loggins finished the month with seven points (4g-3a) in three contests, factoring in all three goals in a 3-2 win Jan. 20 over Lake Superior State (1g-2a), scoring the game-winning goal Jan. 26 at Alaska Anchorage and posting a two-goal, one-assist effort in a Jan. 27 victory at UAA.

Loggins is tied for the overall WCHA scoring lead with 32 points this season (matching teammate Adam Rockwood), coming from 15 goals and 17 assists. He is tied for 10th nationally in points, while he is tied for 13th in goals (and tied for the NCAA lead with three short-handed markers).

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(Feb. 1, 2018)