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Morris named first star after backstopping Fighting Irish to a weekend sweep of Minnesota

First Star

Cale Morris, Notre Dame

G – So. – Larkspur, Colo.

Backstopped the Fighting Irish to a weekend sweep of No. 6/6 Minnesota, making 84 saves for a .977 save percentage as the Fighting Irish extended their nation-leading winning streak to nine games

Turned aside all 44 shots faced on Friday for his third shutout in his last five contests

Stopped 40 of 42 shots faced in Saturday’s 5-2 victory, with Minnesota’s two goals coming on the power play

Earns his fourth career weekly award and third in as many weeks

Last Notre Dame honoree: Cale Morris (First Star) on Nov. 21, 2017

Second Star

Tanner Laczynski, Ohio State

F – So. – Shorewood, Ill.

Registered four points, tying for both the Big Ten lead and second in the NCAA, in Ohio State’s weekend sweep of Michigan

Assisted the game-tying goal in the Buckeyes’ 3-2 victory on Friday

Scored Saturday’s eventual gamewinner just 49 seconds after the Wolverines had tied the game, before adding two assists on the Buckeyes’ insurance goals

Earns his third career weekly award and second of the season

Last Ohio State honoree: Tanner Laczynski (Second Star) on Oct. 31, 2017

Third Star

Seamus Malone, Wisconsin

F – Jr. – Naperville, Ill.

Tied for the Big Ten lead in points (four) last weekend, guiding the Badgers to a series split with Mercyhurst

Scored at 5:27 in the third period to give the Badgers a 2-1 lead in the eventual loss

Posted his second-career three-point game on Saturday, scoring to break a 1-1 tie at 18:34 in the second period before adding a pair of assists

Earns his third career weekly award and first of the season

Last Wisconsin honoree: Kyle Hayton (First Star) on Oct. 17, 2017