Koepplinger chosen for All-NCHA squad

Lawrence hockey action Josh Koepplinger
Lawrence's Josh Koepplinger was named to the All-NCHA team.

APPLETON, Wis. -- Lawrence University's Josh Koepplinger has been chosen for the All-Northern Collegiate Hockey Association team in a vote of league coaches.

Koepplinger, a native of Saginaw, Mich., is a senior forward and was one of six forwards chosen for the team.

Koepplinger led the Vikings in all the major offensive categories this season with 10 goals, 14 assists and 24 points. He finished his career fourth in Lawrence history with 47 goals, sixth with 91 points and 16th with 44 assists.

In NCHA play, Koepplinger piled up nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points. He ranked second in the NCHA at 1.17 points per game and was fifth at 0.50 goals per contest. Koepplinger finished seventh at 0.67 assists per game and was fifth at 0.56 power-play points per contest.

Koepplinger was outstanding in the second half of the season as he averaged 1.64 points per game over the final 11 games of the campaign. He scored a season-best two goals at St. Scholastica and at Northland. Koepplinger picked up a season-high two assists vs. Marian and in the season finale against St. Scholastica. He collected a season-best three points in four games.

This marks the second consecutive year Lawrence has had a player chosen for the all-conference team. Forward Lane King was picked in 2018 and later became Lawrence's first All-America selection.