North Pole's Copley is Great Lakes Invitational MVP, leads MTU to title

Posted on December 31, 2012 

OK, so we'd call this a pretty decent weekend for Michigan Tech freshman goaltender Phoenix Copley of North Pole.

All he did Saturday and Sunday was pitch consecutive 4-0 victories over Michigan and Western Michigan to spearhead the Huskies to their first title at the Great Lakes Invitational in Detroit since 1980, when his bench boss, Mel Pearson, was a player for the Huskies.

Damn. Copley earned the John MacInnes Trophy as tournament MVP -- the trophy is named after the former MTU coaching legend -- by feeding Michigan a 38-save bagel on Saturday and then shoving a 32-save bagel down Western Michigan's throat on Sunday.

Oh, and those are the first two shutouts of Copley's college career.

He improved to 3-6-3 with a 3.30 goals-against average and .892 save percentage.

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