Ferris State University men's ice hockey senior forward Cody Chupp (Big Rapids) has been chosen as a 2010 participant for the upcoming fifth annual NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge, which will be held April 9 at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich.
Chupp was one of six hockey student-athletes who will represent the men's West squad in the national skills event. The two-time (2008-09 and 2009-10) FSU team captain is joined on the West team by Steven Kamper of Michigan, Notre Dame's Kyle Lawson, Chris McKelvie of Bemidji State, Minnesota's Tony Lucia, and Zach Harrison of Minnesota State.
The competition will be conducted in an East versus West format with each team having six male position players, six female position players, two male goaltenders and two female goaltenders. An alternate list has also been established in the event that players have to withdraw from the competition due to other commitments, such as their team's participation in the 2010 NCAA Men's Frozen Four.
Requirements for selection to the team consist of all players having exhausted their collegiate eligibility and a nomination by their head coach. The players were selected by representatives from the American Hockey Coaches Association and NCAA national office staff. The competitions will include puck control relay, fastest skater, hardest shot, rapid fire shooting, accuracy shooting and penalty shot. Each competitor will receive a complete set of equipment and a full uniform from Bauer Hockey.
Tickets for the 2010 Frozen Four Skills Challenge, which will start at 8 p.m. (EDT), are $10 and are on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.
This season, Chupp is currently tied for second among the team's scoring leaders with 27 points on eight goals and 19 assists in 31 contests. The FSU right wing-center has also tallied five power-play lamplighters to go with a game-winning and game-tying goal apiece. Chupp has compiled a a squad second-most seven multiple-point games this season as well.
A 2009-10 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist, Chupp has presently totaled 92 points on 34 goals and 58 assists in 140 career outings. He has netted 15 power-play tallies, two short-handed markers, and seven game-winning goals in his Bulldog career. Among the program's all-time leaders, Chupp currently ranks 35th in points, tied for 35th in assists, and is tied for 43rd place in goals.
Chupp will join goaltender Tom Mueller (2006) and defenseman Joe Van Culin (2007) as former Bulldog skaters to have participated in the national event.