Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State Standouts Honored as Three Stars

Michigan State’s Hirose earns first star after recording six points, leading Spartans to a weekend sweep of No. 8/8 Cornell


First Star

Taro Hirose, Michigan State

F – Jr. – Calgary, Alberta


  • Registered six points on two goals and four assists, helping the Spartans to a weekend sweep at No. 8/8 Cornell
  • Scored the game-winner 7:22 into the third period of Friday’s 5-2 win
  • Found the back of the net 48 seconds into the third period of Saturday’s contest, securing MSU’s first road sweep of a top-10 team since Feb. 3-4, 2011, at No. 10 Ohio State
  • The Academic All-Big Ten honoree claims his first career weekly award
  • Last Michigan State First Star: Mitchell Lewandowski on Oct. 24, 2017
  • Last Michigan State honoree: Mitchell Lewandowski (Third Star) on Jan. 16, 2018


Second Star

Josh Norris, Michigan

F – So. – Oxford, Mich.


  • Posted back-to-back multi-point games to help the Wolverines sweep St. Lawrence on the weekend
  • Recorded an assist on the first goal of the night on Friday and scored the team’s third goal in the series-opening 3-1 victory
  • Found the back of the net for the Wolverines’ first goal of the night on Saturday before adding a helper on the eventual game-winner
  • Earns his first career weekly award
  • Last Michigan honoree: Hayden Lavigne (First Star) on Feb. 20, 2018


Third Star

Peyton Jones, Penn State

G – Jr. – Langhorne, Pa.


  • Backstopped the Nittany Lion defense to a 4-2 victory against No. 13/14 Princeton on Friday, making 32 saves in the contest
  • Thwarted a pair of power-play opportunities for the Tigers in the first period, stopping all 10 shots faced
  • Became Penn State’s all-time leader in career starts by a goaltender, making the 74th of his career, and improved to 3-0-0 on the season with a Big Ten-leading save percentage (.963) and goals-against average (1.33)
  • Claims his fifth career weekly award
  • Last Penn State honoree: Peyton Jones (Second Star) on Feb. 20, 2018



2018-19 Big Ten Hockey Three Stars

Oct. 9

First Star: Clayton Phillips, So., D, MINN

Second Star: Brannon McManus, So., F, MINN

Third Star: Sampo Ranta, Fr., F, MINN


Oct. 16

First Star: Joe Wegwerth, Sr., F, ND

Second Star: Brandon Biro, Jr., F, PSU

Third Star: Jack Berry, Jr., G, WIS


Oct. 23

First Star: Bobby Nardella, Sr., D, ND

Second Star: Sean Dhooghe, So., F, WIS

Third Star: Cal Burke, Jr., F, ND


Oct. 30

First Star: Taro Hirose, Jr., F, MSU

Second Star: Josh Norris, So., F, MICH

Third Star: Peyton Jones, Jr., G, PSU