Petry Earns Nod as CCHA Defensive Player of the Week

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Freshman blueliner earns first career honor
East Lansing, Mich. -  Spartan Freshman Jeff Petry (Farmington Hills, Mich.) has been named the CCHA Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the CCHA office on Monday, Feb. 25. Michigan State, ranked sixth in both national polls for the second straight week, is coming off a split with top-ranked Michigan last weekend.
       Petry was the game’s first star on Friday, when the blueliner had a three-point (1g, 2a) performance in a 5-2 MSU victory at Munn Ice Arena. Petry added an assist on Saturday, and now has his third three-game point streak of the season.
   It was the first weekly conference award of Petry’s career.
   Michigan State will engage in a home-and-home series this weekend with Bowling Green. MSU hosts the Falcons in a Friday contest, and the five seniors - Jeff Dunne, Bryan Lerg, Zak McClellan, Chris Mueller and Daniel Vukovic - will be honored in a pre-game ceremony. Gametime on Friday is 7:05 p.m.. while Saturday’s game at Bowling Green is a 7:35 start.Â