Cody Chupp To Serve As Bulldog Team Captain For The 2008-09 Season

Cody Chupp
Junior Cody Chupp has been named Ferris State's captain for the upcoming 2008-09 season after serving as an assistant captain last season.
The 2008-09 Ferris State University men's ice hockey team will have junior right wing Cody Chupp (Big Rapids) as its captain in an announcement made Wednesday (Sept. 3) by FSU head coach Bob Daniels.

Junior right wing Blair Riley (Kamloops, British Columbia) and sophomore defenseman Zach Redmond (Traverse City) will serve as Bulldog hockey assistant captains for the 2008-09 season.

Chupp was the 2007-08 squad's scoring leader with a career-high 30 points on 11 goals and 19 assists in 39 games. As a result, he was the recipient of the Ferris State's Lloyd Earl Trophy last season as the team's top points getter and also received the Blue Line Competitive Award for being the Bulldogs' top competitor on a daily basis. The 2007-08 assistant captain compiled a squad-leading seven multiple-point games and tallied at least a point in 22 outings. Chupp has compiled 53 career points with 19 goals and 34 assists in 76 outings. The 2006-07 FSU Rookie of the Year Award winner has also posted a +19 career efficiency rating while tallying four game-winning goals and two short-handed lamplighters.

Riley was a co-recipient of FSU's Steve Banonis Memorial Most Improved Player Award in the 2007-08 campaign after placing third among the Bulldogs' top points leaders with a career-best 24 points on 14 goals with 10 assists, which were also career highs, in 36 games. He notched a squad third-most five multiple-point game performances and posted at least a point in 16 encounters. In 70 career contests, Riley has totaled 33 points on 17 goals and 16 assists to go with a plus three efficiency rating.

Redmond, who was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers with the 184th overall pick in the 2008 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft, received 2007-08 Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) All-Rookie Team Honorable Mention honors and was also tabbed as Ferris State's Rookie of the Year for the 2007-08 season. He led all Bulldog defensemen in scoring with 19 points on six goals and 13 assists in 37 games while placing sixth in team overall scoring. Redmond tied for fourth on the team with three multi-point game efforts while his +14 efficiency rating marked a tie for second best on the squad.

The trio all played a key role in guiding Ferris State to an 18-16-5 overall record in the 2007-08 season as the Bulldogs achieved a fifth-place finish in the final CCHA standings with a 12-12-4 league ledger (28 points).

Ferris State will embark on its 31st year of intercollegiate competition at the NCAA Division I level this 2008-09 season, beginning with a home exhibition game versus Windsor (Ontario) on Sunday, Oct. 5, at FSU's Ewigleben Ice Arena in Big Rapids, Mich. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. (EDT).

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