Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State Standouts Honored as Three Stars

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Notre Dame’s Graham earns first star after recording a pair of multi-goal games, tying for the Big Ten points lead on the weekend

First Star

Michael Graham, Notre Dame

F – Fr. – Eden Prairie, Minn. – First Year of Studies

Tied for the Big Ten points lead with five on four goals and an assist, while leading the Fighting Irish to a 1-0-1 weekend against Wisconsin as No. 12/13 Notre Dame picked up five of six Big Ten points

Scored two power-play goals in Friday’s 6-4 road win at the Kohl Center for his first career two-goal game and added an assist on Mike O’Leary’s game-winner

Matched his two-goal effort in Sunday’s comeback tie and eventual 3-on-3 overtime win, including a power-play goal and the game-tying goal

Claims his first career weekly award

Last Notre Dame honoree: Cale Morris (First Star) on Jan. 3, 2019

Second Star

Mitchell Lewandowski, Michigan State

F – So. – Clarkston, Mich. – Criminal Justice

Recorded back-to-back multi-goal games to help the Spartans sweep Minnesota for the first time in a two-game series since 1976

Found the back of the net twice on Saturday, scoring a power-play goal in the first period and an even-strength goal in the second period of Saturday’s 5-3 win

Netted the final two goals in Sunday’s 5-3 victory, scoring at 19:48 of the second period before adding a third-period tally at 11:12

Claims his fifth career weekly award and first since Jan. 16, 2018 (Third Star)

Last Michigan State honoree: Taro Hirose (Third Star) on Jan. 15, 2019

Third Star

Tanner Laczynski, Ohio State

F – Jr. – Shorewood, Ill. – Sport Industry

Helped the Buckeyes to a road sweep of No. 13/12 Penn State with five points on a goal and four assists, tying for first in the Big Ten and second in the NCAA in points last week

Scored the game-winner in Friday’s 4-1 victory, breaking a 1-1 tie 3:10 into the second period with a power-play goal, before registering a pair of assists on Saturday

His first point Friday marked the 100th point of his Buckeye career, making him the third Buckeye since 2003 to hit 100 points as a junior and 12th among all NCAA active players with 104 points (35 G, 69 A) in 96 games

The Academic All-Big Ten honoree claims his fifth career weekly award and first since Jan. 16, 2018 (Second Star)

Last Ohio State honorees: Mason Jobst (First Star) and Tommy Nappier (Third Star) on Jan. 8, 2019

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