20 - Matthew Kirzinger
Matthew Kirzinger
Birth Date: 2/13/88
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Leroy, Saskatchewan
Position: Right Wing
Team: Humboldt (SJHL)
S/C: R

Freshman (2009-10 Season): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . An exceptional skater . . . . One of the team's fastest skaters . . . Tenacious . . . Plays bigger than his stature . . . Possesses solid puck-handling skills . . . Has the ability to be a contributor early in his collegiate career . . . Will contend for playing time in both power-play and penalty-kill situations as time develops . . . Inked with Ferris State during November early-signing period. 

High School/Juniors: Skated for the Humboldt (Saskatchewan) Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) for three seasons (2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09) . . . Coached by Dean Brockman . . . Chosen as the 2009 SJHL Playoffs' Most Valuable Player as a result of tallying a league-high eight goals in the postseason and tying for overall top scoring honors with 14 points . . . Tabbed as the SJHL Player of the Month for March 2009 with seven goals and five assists for 12 points in 10 playoff outings . . . Recognized as the January 2009 SJHL Player of the Month . . . Compiled a team sixth-most 52 points with a squad-leading 29 goals and 23 assists in 39 regular-season for 2008-09 campaign . . . Placed fifth among league's 2008-09 top goal scorers while tying for 21st place in points . . . Scored eight power-play markers and four game-winning lamplighters in 2008-09 regular season action . . . Played an integral role in leading the 2008-09 Humboldt squad to a 45-8-1-(2) overall record, a SJHL championship title, and a runner-up finish in the Royal Bank Cup finals . . . Produced 49 points on 25 goals with 24 helpers in 55 2007-08 regular-season matchups en route to helping the Broncos register a 48-9-0-(1) overall ledger and a Royal Bank Cup Championship crown . . . Chosen as the 2008 Royal Bank Cup Player of the Game . . . Accumulated 45 points on 16 goals and 29 assists in 49 appearances for the 2006-07 campaign as Humboldt went 41-14-0-(3) overall . . . Member of three (2007-09) Credential Cup Championship teams and two (2008-09) Anavet Cup winners . . . Joins current Ferris State netminder Taylor Nelson as Bronco alumni presently skating for the Bulldogs . . . Graduated in 2006 from Englefeld (Saskatchewan) High School . . . Played prep hockey under coach Desi Zimmerman . . . Participated four years (2003-06) each in volleyball, badminton, and choir. 

Personal: Born 2/13/88 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan . . . . Son of John and Dulcie Kirzinger . . .  Father is a farmer and mother a music teacher . . . Has two older brothers and one younger . . . Hobbies include bikes .  . . His third cousin (Jeremy Weatherspoon) is a speed skater for Team Canada . . . Nickname is "Zinger" . . . Shoots: Right . . . Majoring in construction management.

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