WMU’s Iacopelli named NCHC player of the month; NTDP alum Anderson top rookie

Photo by Andie Wojciak/MiHockey

Photo by Andie Wojciak/MiHockey

 

By @MichaelCaples –

Matheson Iacopelli is having quite the start to his sophomore season with Western Michigan, and his college hockey conference rewarded him for his efforts today.

The Brownstown native – a Muskegon Lumberjacks alum – was named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s player of the month for November.

Iacopelli, a Chicago Blackhawks draft pick, posted 11 points in the month while helping his Broncos to a 4-1-1 record. He tied for the NCHC scoring lead and tied for sixth nationally with those 11 points, while his seven goals shared the NCAA lead for the month.

He scored in all four of WMU’s wins during November, opening with a five-point weekend in a home sweep of Miami and concluding his month with four points against Air Force.

Iacopelli is now a candidate for the Hockey Commissioners’ Association National Player of the Month, which will be announced later this week.

Meanwhile, USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program alum Joey Anderson was named the NCHC’s rookie of the month.

Anderson, a freshman forward for Minnesota Duluth, posted four goals and eight points during the month, which tied for the NCHC rookie lead.