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Ohio State and Penn State Standouts Honored as Three Stars

Penn State’s Pavlychev earns first star after recording back-to-back multi-goal games in weekend sweep of Robert Morris


First Star

Nikita Pavlychev, Penn State

F – Jr. – Yaroslavl, Russia


  • Led the nation last weekend with seven points on four goals and three assists, helping the Nittany Lions to a weekend sweep of Robert Morris
  • Registered a career-best four points with two goals, including the eventual game-winning tally, and two assists during a 7-2 victory on Friday
  • Added two more goals and an assist in Saturday night’s 11-6 win for the second multi-goal game of his career
  • The Academic All-Big Ten honoree claims his first career weekly award
  • Last Penn State First Star honoree: Denis Smirnov on Feb. 14, 2017
  • Last Penn State honoree: Peyton Jones (Third Star) on Oct. 30, 2018


Second Star

Alex Limoges, Penn State

F – So. – Winchester, Va.


  • Recorded six points, including a nation-leading four assists, to rank second in the NCAA and help Penn State to a weekend sweep of Robert Morris
  • Tied his career high on both Friday and Saturday with three points on a goal and a pair of assists
  • Registered the primary assist on the game-winning goal in Friday’s 7-2 victory
  • Earns his first career weekly award
  • Last Penn State honoree: Peyton Jones (Third Star) on Oct. 30, 2018


Third Star

Tommy Nappier, Ohio State

G – So. – St. Louis, Mo.


  • Backstopped the Buckeyes to a 1-0 shutout at Colgate last Saturday
  • Turned aside 24 shots on the evening, including seven power-play saves, to preserve the 1-0 lead Ohio State took at 10:08 of the third period
  • Ranks second in the nation with a .957 save percentage and fourth in goals-against average (1.32)
  • Earns his second career weekly award and his first since Feb. 27, 2018 (First Star)
  • Last Ohio State honoree: Sean Romeo (Second Star) on Nov. 5, 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


Nov. 13

First Star: Nikita Pavlychev, Jr., F, PSU

Second Star: Alex Limoges, So., F, PSU

Third Star: Tommy Nappier, So., G, OSU