BGSU hockey's Mark Cooper named league player of week


BOWLING GREEN -- Bowling Green State University forward Mark Cooper was named Western Collegiate Hockey Association offensive player of the week, the league announced today.

Cooper scored four goals in the Falcons' two games against Minnesota State last weekend.

The sophomore from Toronto notched his first career hat trick with three goals, including the game-winner, in BG's 4-3 overtime win over the Mavericks Friday. On Saturday he scored a goal in a game the Falcons eventually lost 3-2 in overtime.

For the season Cooper is tied for third on the team in scoring with six goals and nine points.