Saturday, January 30, 2016
Connor, Motte on Scoring Streaks as Michigan Visits MSG
University of Michigan leading scorer Kyle Connor tallied five points in his last game, a 7-4 win at Penn State on Thursday. It was the second time this season the freshman has accomplished that feat, and he'll try to do so again tonight when the Wolverines face the Nittany Lions again in a Big Ten matchup at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Connor, a Shelby Township, Mich. native who prepped with Youngstown (USHL), currently leads Michigan with 20 goals and 21 assists for 41 points through 22 NCAA games. He has recorded nine points over his last two contests, and is on an 11-game scoring streak in which he has collected 15-14—29 points. He also had two assists in a 5-2 exhibition victory over the U.S. Under-18 Team on Jan. 21 in Ann Arbor.
Michigan junior forward Tyler Motte, who has 20 goals and 33 points so far this season, has five points in each of his last two appearances, including an 8-6 win over Ohio State on Jan. 17. He is on a personal six-game scoring string (9-8—17 points).
Michigan (15-3-4 overall, 6-1-2-1 Big Ten) ranks sixth overall in the nation, while Penn State (16-6-3, 6-3-0-0) is 15th nationally. The Wolverines last played at MSG in Nov. 2012, when they fell to Cornell, 5-1.