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Notre Dame, Ohio State and Penn State Earn Three Stars
Romeo named first star after backstopping Buckeyes to a weekend sweep of Minnesota

First Star
Sean Romeo, Ohio State
G – Jr. – Cary, N.C.

·       Backstopped the Buckeyes to a sweep of No. 7/7 Minnesota, leading the conference with a .971 save percentage and 0.97 goals-against average
·       Made 33 saves in each contest
·       Ranks in among the top 10 nationally this season in both save percentage (.928) and goals-against average (1.93)
·       Earns his second career weekly award
·       Last Ohio State First Star honoree: Mason Jobst on Oct. 10, 2017
·       Last Ohio State honoree: Tanner Laczynski (Second Star) on Nov. 28, 2017

Second Star
Denis Smirnov, Penn State
F – So. – Moscow, Russia

·       Led the Big Ten and ranked second in the nation last week with five points to help Penn State sweep Robert Morris
·       Netted a power-play goal during a 5-2 victory on Friday night
·       Tied his career-high with a four-point performance on Saturday during a 7-4 win, scoring two goals and adding a pair of assists
·       Earns his sixth career weekly award and second of the season
·       Last Penn State honoree: Andrew Sturtz (Second Star) on Dec. 5, 2017

Third Star
Cal Burke, Notre Dame
F – So. – Boxborough, Mass.

·       Netted his first career hat trick as Notre Dame recorded a road sweep of No. 12/12 Wisconsin
·       Scored a goal in each period of the series finale on Saturday
·       Guided the Fighting Irish to their 13th straight victory overall and their 10th consecutive win in conference play
·       Earns his first career weekly award
·       Last Notre Dame honoree: Cale Morris (First Star) on Dec. 5, 2017