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Jr. Ducks grad, Huntington Beach native Loggins captures weekly WCHA award

 

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

Loggins lifted No. 19 Northern Michigan past Alabama Huntsville with seven points in their three-game quarterfinal series, including a career-best four points in Sunday’s decisive Game 3.

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With the Wildcats’ season hanging in the balance, the Huntington Beach native scored two goals and had two assists in a 5-2 victory, with three of those points – including the tie-breaking, game-winning goal – coming after NMU had fallen behind 2-1. Loggins’ power-play goal at 13:11 of the second period gave the Wildcats a 3-2 lead. He assisted on another score just 1:47 later and sealed the outcome with a short-handed, empty-net tally.

The Anaheim Jr. Ducks alum scored a goal in all three games of the series, with a two-point effort (goal, assist) in Friday’s 7-1, Game 1 victory and a goal in Saturday’s 3-2, Game 2 setback. While scoring an even-strength goal, a power-play goal and two short-handed markers, Loggins tied for the WCHA and NCAA lead with four goals (matching teammate Denver Pierce and Michigan’s Tony Calderone).

This is Loggins’ second career WCHA weekly award, with the other coming Jan. 15.

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(March 5, 2018)