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Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin Standouts Honored as Three Stars

Badgers’ Caufield earns first star after recording second career hat trick to secure a series sweep for Wisconsin


First Star

Cole Caufield, Wisconsin

F – So. – Stevens Point, Wis.


  • Led the nation with six points last week, including four goals in a series sweep of Penn State
  • Recorded his second career hat trick in Tuesday night’s 7-3 win against Penn State to become the first Wisconsin standout since Robbie Earl (2004-06) to have two hat tricks as a Badger
  • Also paced all skaters nationally in goals (4), power-play goals (2) and power-play points (4) last week
  • Earns his second career weekly award and his first since Oct. 15, 2019
  • Last Wisconsin honoree: Robbie Beydoun (Second Star) on Nov. 17, 2020
  • Last Wisconsin First Star: Roman Ahcan on Feb. 25, 2020


Second Star

Drew DeRidder, Michigan State

G – Jr. – Fenton, Mich.


  • Stopped 52 of 53 shots in the season-opening series against Arizona State to help the Spartans to a 1-0-1 mark
  • Made 30 saves to record his first career shutout on Friday night, highlighted by 16 stops in the third period
  • Finished the series with a conference-leading save percentage of .981 and a 0.48 goals-against average
  • Claims his second career weekly award and first since Dec. 4, 2018
  • Last Michigan State honoree: Logan Lambdin (Second Star) on March 3, 2020


Third Star

Thomas Bordeleau, Michigan

F – Fr. – Terrebonne, Quebec


  • Tallied four points in a series sweep of Wisconsin to keep the Wolverines undefeated
  • Recorded a trio of helpers in Michigan’s 5-2 victory on Thursday night
  • Scored the game-winning goal with 27 seconds remaining in overtime at Wisconsin on Friday
  • The newcomer has recorded points in each of his first four NCAA games and has factored into three of the Wolverines’ game winners this season
  • Earns his first career weekly award
  • Last Michigan honorees: Strauss Mann (First Star) and Kent Johnson (Third Star) on Nov. 17, 2020



2020-21 Big Ten Hockey Three Stars


Nov. 17     

First Star: Strauss Mann, Jr., G, MICH

Second Star: Robbie Beydoun, Sr., G, WIS

Third Star: Kent Johnson, Fr., F, MICH


Nov. 25     

First Star: Cole Caufield, So., F, WIS

Second Star: Drew DeRidder, Jr., G, MSU

Third Star: Thomas Bordeleau, Fr., F, MICH