Minnesota and Ohio State earn stars of the week

First Star
Justen Close, Minnesota
G – Sr. – Kindersley, Saskatchewan – Kindersley (SJHL)

  • Recorded his third shutout of the season and sixth of his career with 25 saves in a 5-0 win over Michigan State on December 2
  • He made a career-high 40 saves in the 6-3 win over Michigan State on December 3, helping Minnesota complete a street sweep.
  • Compiled a .956 saving percentage (65 stop of 68) and 1.50 goals against the series average
  • Earns third weekly Big Ten award and his second this season (Second Star, Nov. 8)
  • Last Minnesota honoree: Luke Mittelstadt (First Star) on November 22, 2022

Second Star
Logan Cooley, Minnesota
F – Fri – Pittsburgh, Pa. – US National Team Development Program

  • He scored two goals (including the game-winner) and an assist in Minnesota’s 5-0 win over Michigan on December 2
  • Finished the game with five points (2 goals, 3 assists), a plus-five rating and a 60 percent success rate on faceoffs as Minnesota beat second-placed Michigan State on the road
  • Receives second weekly award and was named First Star on October 4, 2022
  • Last Minnesota honoree: Luke Mittelstadt (First Star) on November 22, 2022

Third Star
Cole McWard, Ohio State
D – So. – Fenton, Mo. – Tri-City (USHL)

  • He collected his team’s top three points, blocked six shots and helped the penalty shootout unit finish 9-for-10 as Ohio State tied 6/5 with Penn State on Dec. 2-3
  • Scored OSU’s only goal on Friday and assisted in the deciding goal on Saturday in Buckeye’s 4-3 win on Dec. 3
  • Receives the first weekly Big Ten prize
  • Last Ohio State award winner: Stephen Halliday (second star) on October 11, 2022

2022-23 Big Ten Hockey Three Stars
4 Oct

First Star: Logan Cooley, Fr., F, MINN
Second Star: Travis Treloar, Jr., F, OSU
Third Star: Jakub Dobeš, So., G, OSU

11 Oct

First Star: Jimmy Snuggerud, Fr., F, MINN
Second Star: Stephen Halliday, Fr., F, OSU
Third Star: Ryan Kirwan, So., F, PSU

18 Oct

First Star: Ben Schoen, So., F, PSU
Second Star: Drew Bavaro, Jr., D, ND
Third Star: Erik Portillo, Jr., G, ME

25 Oct

First Star: Adam Fantilli, Fr., F, ME
Second Star: Jared Moe, Sr., G, WIS
Third Star: Jagger Joshua, Sr., F, MSU

Nov 1

First Star: Luke Hughes, So., D, ME
Second Star: Liam Souliere, Jr., G, PSU
Third Star: Ryan Bischel, Sr., G, ND

8 Nov

First Star: Dylan St. Cyr, Gr., G, MSU
Second Star: Justen Close, Sr., G, MINN
Third Star: Erik Middendorf, Sr., F, MSU

15th of November

First star: Nicolas Müller Sr., F, MSU
Second Star: Mackie Samoskevich, Sun, F, ME
Third Star: Bryce Brodzinski, Sr., F, MINN

Nov 22

First star: Lukas Mittelstadt, Fr., D, MINN
Second Star: Karsen Dorwart, Fr., F, MSU
Third Star: Dylan Duke, So., F, ME

Nov 29

First Star: Dylan St. Cyr, Gr., G, MSU
Second Star: Erik Portillo, Jr., G, ME
Third Star: Karsen Dorwart, Fr., F, MSU

6 Dec

First Star: Justen Close, Sr., G, MINN
Second Star: Logan Cooley, Fr., F, MINN
Third Star: Cole McWard, So., D, OSU



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