#27 Tyler Kirkup
• WCHA Scholar-Athlete
• WCHA All-Academic Team
Kirkup saw time in 36 games as a sophomore... He totaled 13 points setting career-high marks with four goals and nine assists... Posted a multi-point game, netting a pair of assists in a 7-0 victory over Alabama-Huntsville (11/23/20)... Recorded a six-game stretch from Nov. 22-Dec. 7 during which he netted six points (2g-4a)... Logged a power-play goal in a 4-1 victory over Bowling Green (1/31/19)... Two of his four goals stood as game-winners... He posted had a season-high of four shots at Alaska Anchorage (2/21/20) along with two blocked shots at Minnesota State (2/25/20)... Finished the season with a +6 plus/minus rating and nine blocked shots.
The freshman appeared in 27 games with the Beavers... Totaled two goals and five assists for seven points with 18 shots on goal... Made his collegiate debut in a 4-2 victory over Minnesota State (11/24/18)... Logged his first point, an assist, in a 3-3 draw at Air Force (12/29/18)--his eighth game as a Beaver... Scored his first collegiate goal to help lead the Beavers to a 5-3 victory at Lake Superior State (1/25/19) added his second tally the following game, a 3-3- tie at Ferris State (2/8/19)... He netted an assist in each game as well to account for his first two collegiate muti-point efforts... Marked a lone penalty for two minutes and ended the season with a -3 plus/minus rating and three blocked shots.
Prior to Bemidji State
Logged nearly 200 games over the course of his three-year junior career with the Virden Oil Capitals of the MJHL... Served as the team’s alternate captain during his final season with the Oil Capitals and was named to the MJHL’s Second All-Star Team... Kirkup posted 75 points (40g-35a) in 60 games, which included four points (1g-3a) in 13 playoff games... His 40 goals was not only a team-high, he also led the MJHL... He paced the Oil Capitals with 10 power-play goals and was second on the team with 20 points on the man advantage, while his four game-winning goals tied for second on the team... At 1.25 points per game, he recorded 25 multi-point games, which included a five-point (2g-3a) performance in the 2017-18 season opener. A contributor for his hometown Virden club from day one of his junior career in 2014-15, he consistently elevated his play... He recorded 33 points (10g-23a) in 60 games, playing as a teammate of former Beaver Zach Whitecloud, in 2015-16 and netted 48 points (17g-31a) in 57 games in 2016-17 before his league-leading 2017-18 goal-scoring campaign.
Born April 3, 1998... He is the son of Kary Kirkup... He is pursuing a business finance degree at Bemidji State... His sister Karissa Kirkup played hockey and the University of Maine in 2013-14.
Goals: 1, 4x last vs Alaska (12/5/19)
Assists: 2, vs Alabama-Huntsville (11/23/19)
Points: 2, 4x last vs Bowling Green (1/31/20)
SOG: 5, last at Bowling Green (1/31/20)
PIM: 4 at Alabama-Huntsville (1/9/20)