Michigan State, Minnesota and Wisconsin Players Named Three Stars

Dec. 10, 2013

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

  • Paced all Big Ten skaters with four points (two goals, two assists) to lead Wisconsin to a weekend sweep of Penn State
  • Notched his second and third consecutive multi-point games
  • Tallied one goal and an assist during Friday’s 7-1 win
  • Scored the game-winning goal with 8:08 remaining in regulation and also added an assist in Saturday’s 4-3 victory
  • Earns his first career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Wisconsin honoree: Joel Rumpel (First Star) on Nov. 19, 2013

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

  • Led all Big Ten goalies with 79 saves and a .940 save percentage during a weekend series with No. 1/1 Minnesota
  • Notched a season-high 44 saves and stopped all three Minnesota shots he faced in the shootout to help the Spartans claim two points on Friday
  • Added 35 saves during Saturday’s 3-2 loss
  • Ranks second in the conference with 305 saves this season
  • Claims his first career Big Ten weekly award

Third Star
Justin Kloos, Minnesota
F – Fr. – Lakeville, Minn.

  • Recorded one goal and two assists as Minnesota claimed four of six points in a series at Michigan State
  • Tallied points on both Minnesota goals on Friday with one goal and one assist
  • Added an assist during Saturday’s 3-2 victory
  • Leads all Big Ten freshmen with 17 points and 11 assists this season
  • Earns his second career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Minnesota honoree: Seth Ambroz (First Star) on Dec. 3, 2013