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

Michigan State’s Khodorenko earns first star after recording hat trick against Ferris State


First Star

Patrick Khodorenko, Michigan State

F – Jr. – Walnut Creek, Calif.


  • Tied for the Big Ten lead last weekend with four points on three goals and an assist, helping the Spartans split the weekend against Ferris State
  • Recorded his first career hat trick and the first hat trick by a Spartan since March 2015 in a 5-3 win over Ferris State on Friday
  • All three goals came on the power play, moving Michigan State to fifth place in the nation in power-play percentage at 34.6
  • The Academic All-Big Ten honoree claims his first career weekly award
  • Last Michigan State honoree: Taro Hirose (First Star) on Oct. 30, 2018


Second Star

Sean Romeo, Ohio State

G – Sr. – Cary, N.C.


  • Backstopped the Buckeyes to a 1-0 shutout at No. 5/5 Notre Dame to open Big Ten play last Friday
  • Turned aside 23 shots on the evening, including a pair of power-play saves, to preserve the 1-0 lead Ohio State took at 6:59 of the first period
  • Recorded the only shutout in the Big Ten last weekend and the third of his collegiate career
  • Earns his sixth career weekly award and first since Feb. 20, 2018 (Third Star)
  • Last Ohio State honoree: Tommy Nappier (First Star) on Feb. 27, 2018



Third Star

Cale Morris, Notre Dame

G – Jr. – Larkspur, Colo.


  • Posted a .968 save percentage and a 1.01 goals-against average as the Fighting Irish went 1-1-0 against No. 7/9 Ohio State to open Big Ten play
  • Made 22 saves on Friday, including 10 in the second period
  • Turned aside 38 of 39 shots faced on Saturday to lead the Irish to a 2-1 victory
  • Earns his ninth career weekly award and his first since Feb. 6, 2018 (First Star)
  • Last Notre Dame honoree: Cal Burke (Third Star) on Oct. 23, 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


Nov. 5

First Star: Patrick Khodorenko, Jr., F, MSU

Second Star: Sean Romeo, Sr., G, OSU

Third Star: Cale Morris, Jr., G, ND