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Minnesota and Penn State Standouts Honored as Three Stars

Golden Gopher LaFontaine posts .985 save percentage and a shutout to earn First Star


First Star

Jack LaFontaine, Minnesota

G – Sr. – Mississauga, Ont.

  • Backstopped the then-No. 4/4 Golden Gophers to their fourth sweep of the season, picking up a pair of wins on the road at then-No. 5/5 Michigan and extending his personal winning streak to 10 games
  • Recorded his second shutout of the season on Wednesday after tying his season high with 34 saves, stopping 67 of 68 shots throughout the entirety of the series
  • Led the nation last weekend in save percentage (.985) and goals-against average (0.50) among goalies with more than one appearance
  • Earns his third career weekly award and his first top weekly honor
  • Last Minnesota honorees: Scott Reedy (First Star) and Jack LaFontaine (Third Star) on Dec. 8, 2020


Second Star

Alex Limoges, Penn State

F – Sr. – Winchester, Va.


  • Tallied three goals to lead the Big Ten and tie for the top spot in the nation as Penn State swept then-No. 20/- Arizona State
  • Finished the weekend series with four points, tying for first in the league, and averaged 2.00 points per game
  • Sits atop the Big Ten and ranks second in the NCAA among active career goal scorers with 46
  • Claims his second career weekly honor and first of the season
  • Last Penn State honoree: Peyton Jones (Third Star) on Feb. 11, 2020


Third Star

Ben Meyers, Minnesota

F – So. – Delano, Minn.


  • Posted three assists and a goal, tying for the Big Ten lead, as then-No. 4/4 Minnesota picked up its fourth-straight sweep to open the season
  • Played a part in all three goals in the Golden Gophers’ 3-1 win against then-No. 5/5 Michigan on Tuesday, tying his single-game career high for points
  • Added an assist in the 4-0 win on Wednesday to extend his point streak to six games and tie his career long
  • Earns his first career weekly award
  • Last Minnesota honorees: Scott Reedy (First Star) and Jack LaFontaine (Third Star) on Dec. 8, 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


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