Michigan State and Minnesota Players Claim Three Stars




First Star
Jake Hildebrand, Michigan State
G – So. – Butler, Pa.

  • Stopped 77 of the 79 shots he faced (.975 save percentage) to help Michigan State sweep Penn State
  • Made a career-high 48 saves on Friday to earn his second shutout in the past four games and fourth of his career
  • Recorded 29 saves as the Spartans completed the series sweep on Saturday with a 3-2 win
  • Tied for the Big Ten lead with two shutouts in all games this season
  • Claims his third career Big Ten weekly award and first since being named First Star on Dec. 31, 2013
  • Last Michigan State honoree: Jake Hildebrand (First Star) on Dec. 31, 2013

Second Star
Sam Warning, Minnesota
F – Jr. – Chesterfield, Mo.

  • Recorded three points (three goals) as the Gophers swept Ohio State
  • Tallied the first natural hat trick in conference history on Saturday night to lead Minnesota to a 4-2 victory
  • Scored Minnesota’s first three goals, including the game-winner, to help the Gophers overcome an early 2-0 deficit
  • Leads the Big Ten and ranks second nationally in plus/minus at +21 while his 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) rank second in the conference
  • Earns his fourth career Big Ten weekly award and first since being named Second Star on Oct. 29, 2013
  • Last Minnesota honoree: Adam Wilcox (Third Star) on Jan. 14, 2014

Third Star
Lee Reimer, Michigan State
F – Sr. – Landmark, Manitoba

  • Registered four points (two goals, two assists) to lead Michigan State to a series sweep of Penn State
  • Tallied a point on all three Spartan goals Friday with one goal and two assists in a 3-0 win
  • Broke a 2-2 tie in the third period on Saturday, scoring the game-winner less than four minutes into the frame
  • Ranks third among all Spartans with 14 points this season (four goals, 10 assists)
  • Earns his first career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Michigan State honoree: Jake Hildebrand (First Star) on Dec. 31, 2013