Michigan State, Minnesota and Ohio State Standouts Honored as Three Stars

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Minnesota’s Pitlick earns first star after tying for the conference lead with five points last weekend

First Star

Rem Pitlick, Minnesota

F – Jr. – Plymouth, Minn.

Led the Big Ten with five points on two goals and three assists in Minnesota’s series split with Michigan

Gave Minnesota the first lead of the game on Friday, finding the back of the net on a power play

Picked up his fourth-straight multi-point game on Saturday, while setting a new single-season career high for points with 33 to tie for sixth nationally in scoring

The Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns his second career weekly award and first since Feb. 21, 2017 (First Star)

Last Minnesota honoree: Tyler Sheehy (First Star) on Jan. 29, 2019

Second Star

Taro Hirose, Michigan State

F – Jr. – Calgary, Alberta – Accounting

Tied for second in the Big Ten with four points last weekend to help the Spartans go 1-0-1 against Wisconsin

Had four points, including his ninth three-point game of the year in the Spartans’ 4-1 win on Friday

Scored the following night in the 2-2 tie to extend his point streak to a career best eight games

The Academic All-Big Ten honoree claims his fourth career weekly award and first since Jan. 15, 2019 (Third Star)

Last Michigan State honoree: Mitchell Lewandowski (Second Star) on Jan. 22, 2019

Third Star

Tommy Nappier, Ohio State

G – So. – St. Louis, Mo.

Backstopped the Buckeyes to a 2-0 shutout against No. 11/13 Notre Dame last Saturday, his fourth shutout of the year

Turned aside 30 shots on the evening, including 15 saves in the second period and nine in the third to preserve the shutout

Ranks second in the nation in both goals-against average (1.64) and save percentage (.945)

Earns his fourth career weekly award and his first since Jan. 8, 2019 (Third Star)

Last Ohio State honoree: Tanner Laczynski (Third Star) on Jan. 22, 2019

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