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Michigan, Notre Dame and Penn State Earn Three Stars Honors

Johnson tallied five points in a single outing for the Wolverines to earn First Star accolades


First Star

Kent Johnson, Michigan

F – Fr. – Port Moody, B.C.


  • Tallied five points in Friday night’s win against Michigan State to become the first Wolverine to collect five points in a single performance since J.T. Compher (vs. Penn State on March 18, 2016)
  • Posted four assists on Friday, leading the conference for the entire weekend, as No. 9/9 Michigan won 9-0
  • Added a power-play goal in the third period
  • Earns his second career weekly award
  • Last Michigan honoree: Thomas Bordeleau (Third Star) on Nov. 25, 2020
  • Last Michigan First Star: Strauss Mann on Nov. 17, 2020


Second Star

Max Ellis, Notre Dame

 So.  Canton, Michigan


  • Recorded four points on the weekend as No. 18/- Notre Dame split the weekend against Arizona State
  • Tallied two assists on Saturday night in the Fighting Irish’s’ 5-4 win
  • Led Notre Dame on Sunday with two goals in the 5-3 loss against the Sun Devils
  • Claims his first career weekly honor
  • Last Notre Dame honoree: Ryan Bischel (First Star) on Dec. 1, 2020

Third Star

Kevin Wall, Penn State

F – So. – Penfield, N.Y.


  • Collected a pair of multi-point games as Penn State split the series with Ohio State
  • Had two helpers in the Nittany Lions’ 6-3 Friday loss
  • Posted two goals and had a +3 rating during Saturday’s 5-2 win
  • Claims his first career weekly honor
  • Last Penn State honoree: Oskar Autio (Third Star) on Jan. 5, 2021


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


Dec. 1        

First Star: Ryan Bischel, So., G, ND

Second Star: Tommy Nappier, Sr.,G, OSU

Third Star: Tavis Treloar, Fr., F, OSU


Dec. 8        

First Star: Scott Reedy, Sr., F, MINN

Second Star: Cameron Rowe, Fr., G, WIS

Third Star: Jack LaFontaine, Sr., G, MINN


Dec. 15     

First Star: Jack LaFontaine, Sr., G, MINN

Second Star: Alex Limoges, Sr., F, PSU

Third Star: Ben Meyers, So., F, MINN


Dec. 23   

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

Second Star: Tommy Miller,  Sr., D, MSU

Third Star: Tommy Apap, Sr., F, MSU


Jan. 5   

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

Second Star: Sampo Ranta, Jr., F, MINN

Third Star: Oskar Autio, Jr., G, PSU


Jan. 13  

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

Second Star: Max Ellis, So., F, ND

Third Star: Kevin Wall, So., F, PSU