MSU hockey's Gatt, Cox earn Big Ten honors
Although no Spartans were selected to the 2016-17 All-Big Ten Hockey Team, MSU hockey junior defenseman Carson Gatt was named an honorable mention for the All-Big Ten team.
Gatt recorded three goals and eight assists, which was a career-high for the 6-foot-1 defenseman.
The South Lyon, Mich. native was just one of two upperclassmen on a young blue line. He registered his first-career goal on Oct. 28 in a 6-2 win over Princeton. On Nov. 25, Gatt documented his first assist of the year as the Spartans upset then-No. 5 North Dakota on the road, 4-3.
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Gatt has played in 30 games this season and had two games this season in which he recorded two assists, which both came against Ohio State University on Feb. 18 and March 4.
Alongside Gatt's honor, senior forward and captain Joe Cox
The students chosen for this award are individuals who distinguished themselves from their fellow teammates and opponents through ideal sportsmanship and ethical behavior, according to a press release.
The students must also be in good academic standing and be individuals of good citizenship outside of the rink.
Cox, a 6-foot-0 forward, never missed a game in his Spartan career and finished his senior campaign with six goals, eight
MSU is seeded No. 6 in the Big Ten Tournament and will face No. 3 Ohio State in the quarterfinals of the tournament on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the Joe Louis Arena.