Local Sports Journal

Cooper Marody will be a Michigan Wolverine following his junior hockey career.

The Muskegon Lumberjack forward from Brighton has committed to playing for the Wolverines of the Big Ten Conference.

In his first season with the Jacks, Marody has five goals and 11 assists for 16 points. He has a plus-6 rating in 23 games. Those 11 assists are tied for the team lead on the Jacks.

“Ever since I was growing up, I’ve always wanted to play at Michigan,” Marody said.  “My life-long dream of becoming a Wolverine and playing for coach (Red) Berenson has finally come true.”

Prior to joining the Lumberjacks, Marody played last season for Orchard Lake St. Mary’s High School. He led the team with 42 points in 26 games played as a sophomore.  Marody’s 19 goals and 23 assists also led the Eaglets and was a 2012-13 Division One First Team All-State selection by the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches’ Association (MHSHCA).

The Lumberjacks return home this weekend for a pair of games on Friday and Saturday against the Indiana Ice and Chicago Steel, respectively, at 7:15 pm.