Michigan State, Penn State and Wisconsin Players Claim Three Stars




First Star
Joel Rumpel, Wisconsin
G - Jr. - Swift Current, Saskatchewan

  • Stopped 59 of the 61 shots he faced (.967 save percentage) to lead Wisconsin to a series sweep of top-ranked Minnesota
  • Recorded 31 saves as the Badgers claimed a 2-1 victory on Thursday
  • Turned aside 28 shots on Friday to complete the sweep with another 2-1 win
  • Leads all Big Ten goalies and ranks among the top five nationally in winning percentage (third, .794), goals-against average (fourth, 1.90) and save percentage (fifth, .933)
  • Claims his second career Big Ten weekly award and first since being named First Star on Nov. 19
  • Last Wisconsin honoree: Michael Mersch (First Star) on Jan. 14

Second Star
Matthew Skoff, Penn State
G - So. - McKees Rocks, Pa.

  • Led Penn State to its first Big Ten victory, a 4-0 win over nationally ranked Michigan on Saturday
  • Recorded 32 saves to notch his first shutout of the season
  • Registered his third career shutout and first in exactly one year (Feb. 8, 2013, against Alabama Huntsville)
  • Guided the Nittany Lions to their second-ever win over a ranked opponent and first over a top-10 foe
  • Earns his first career Big Ten weekly award

Third Star
Greg Wolfe, Michigan State
F - Sr. - Canton, Mich.

  • Registered a point on every Spartan goal as Michigan State skated to a pair of 2-2 ties with Ohio State, finishing with three goals and one assist
  • Recorded one goal and one assist in Saturday's 2-2 tie
  • Notched his second multi-goal game of the season with a pair of tallies on Saturday
  • Now has 11 goals on the season, tied for fifth-most in the conference
  • Claims his first career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Michigan State honoree: Jake Hildebrand (First Star) on Jan. 21

 

 

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