Spradling Named ACHA Player of the Year

May 7, 2011

Former St. Louis Jr. Blues forward Cory Spradling has been named the ACHA Player of the Year.  Former defenseman Bret Morrell was also on the ballot.  In a release from Lindenwood University:

The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) has selected Cory Spradling as its Player of the Year. The ballot of nominees also included two other Lindenwood men's ice hockey players: Robi Cavallari and Bret Morrell.

Spradling played in 36 during the year, leading the Lions in goals with 35, assists with 43, and total points with 78. He recorded a positive 54 plus-minus rating, which was also a team high. Spradling's goals included seven power-play scores, two short-handed goals, and six game-winners. The senior tallied three hat tricks this year. During his final season, Spradling became his school's all-time leader in both goals and total points. At the national tournament, he was awarded with first-team all-tournament honors.

Spradling led the Lions to a 32-4 overall record and a 13-1 conference record, while finishing second at the ACHA Division I National Tournament.