Minnesota and Wisconsin Standouts Honored as Three Stars




First Star
Mark Zengerle, Wisconsin
F – Sr. – Rochester, N.Y.

  • Tallied six points (two goals, four assists) to lead Wisconsin to a series sweep of Penn State
  • Recorded a point on all four Wisconsin goals in Friday’s 4-2 win, compiling one goal and three assists
  • Notched the overtime game-winning goal and added an assist in Saturday’s 3-2 victory
  • Leads all Big Ten players with 27 assists this season and ranks ninth nationally with 0.84 assists per game
  • Earns his first career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Wisconsin honorees: Michael Mersch (First Star) and Joel Rumpel (Second Star) on Feb. 25

Second Star
Nic Kerdiles, Wisconsin
F – So. – Irvine, Calif.

  • Registered six points (two goals, four assists) as the Badgers notched their first road sweep of the season against Penn State
  • Picked up four points (one goal, three assists) on Friday, including his fourth game-winning goal of the season
  • Added one goal and one assist on Saturday, including the primary assist on Zengerle’s overtime game-winner
  • Has recorded 19 points (eight goals, 11 assists) in 12 Big Ten contests for an average of 1.58 points per game in conference play
  • Earns his second career Big Ten weekly award and first since being named First Star on Dec. 10
  • Last Wisconsin honorees: Michael Mersch (First Star) and Joel Rumpel (Second Star) on Feb. 25

Third Star
Mike Reilly, Minnesota
D – So. – Chanhassen, Minn.

  • Recorded four points (four assists) as Minnesota claimed four out of six points in a series at Ohio State while holding the Buckeyes to a total of three goals
  • Tallied assists on Minnesota’s first three goals on Friday, including the primary assist on the game-winner
  • Added another assist during Saturday’s 2-2 tie and shootout loss
  • Leads all conference defensemen in goals (eight), assists (20) and points (28) this season, ranking among the top 10 defensemen nationally in all three categories
  • Claims his first career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Minnesota honorees: Travis Boyd (First Star) and Adam Wilcox (Third Star) on March 4