Minnesota and Wisconsin Standouts Named Three Stars




Jan. 7, 2014

ROSEMONT, Ill. -

First Star
Travis Boyd, Minnesota
F - Jr. - Hopkins, Minn.

  • Paced all Big Ten players with four points (two goals, two assists) while leading the Gophers to a win and a tie at the Mariucci Classic
  • Notched one goal on six shots during Friday's 2-2 tie with Colgate
  • Tallied a career-high three points (one goal, two assists) in Saturday's 6-2 victory over Rensselaer
  • Earned a spot on the Mariucci Classic All-Tournament Team
  • Claims his first career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Minnesota honoree: Justin Kloos (Third Star) on Dec. 10, 2013

Second Star
Kyle Rau, Minnesota
F - Jr. - Eden Prairie, Minn.

  • Recorded three points (two goals, one assist) as the Gophers earned a win and a tie at the Mariucci Classic
  • Tallied an assist on the game-tying goal in Friday's 2-2 tie against Colgate
  • The assist was Rau's 100th career point, making him the third active Big Ten player to reach that milestone
  • Notched two goals on Saturday as Minnesota defeated Rensselaer, 6-2
  • Claims his second career Big Ten weekly award after being named Third Star on Oct. 15, 2013
  • Last Minnesota honoree: Justin Kloos (Third Star) on Dec. 10, 2013

Third Star
Jake McCabe, Wisconsin
D - Jr. - Eau Claire, Wis.

  • Registered three points (two goals, one assist) as Wisconsin posted a weekend split with Alaska Anchorage
  • Established single-game career highs for goals (two) and points (three) during Saturday's 4-3 victory
  • Tallied his first game-winning goal of the season
  • Leads all Big Ten defensemen in points (15) and points per game (0.83)
  • Earns his first career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Wisconsin honoree: Michael Mersch (Second Star) and Brad Navin (Third Star) on Dec. 17, 2013