Big Ten Hockey Three Stars
Dec. 12, 2017


First Star
Sean Romeo, Ohio State
G – Jr. – Cary, N.C.

• Backstopped the Buckeyes to a sweep of No. 7/7 Minnesota, leading the conference with a .971 save percentage and 0.97 goals-against average
• Made 33 saves in each contest
• Ranks in among the top 10 nationally this season in both save percentage (.928) and goals-against average (1.93)
• Earns his second career weekly award
• Last Ohio State First Star honoree: Mason Jobst on Oct. 10, 2017
• Last Ohio State honoree: Tanner Laczynski (Second Star) on Nov. 28, 2017

Second Star
Denis Smirnov, Penn State
F – So. – Moscow, Russia

• Led the Big Ten and ranked second in the nation last week with five points to help Penn State sweep Robert Morris
• Netted a power-play goal during a 5-2 victory on Friday night
• Tied his career-high with a four-point performance on Saturday during a 7-4 win, scoring two goals and adding a pair of assists
• Earns his sixth career weekly award and second of the season
• Last Penn State honoree: Andrew Sturtz (Second Star) on Dec. 5, 2017

Third Star
Cal Burke, Notre Dame
F – So. – Boxborough, Mass.

• Netted his first career hat trick as Notre Dame recorded a road sweep of No. 12/12 Wisconsin
• Scored a goal in each period of the series finale on Saturday
• Guided the Fighting Irish to their 13th straight victory overall and their 10th consecutive win in conference play
• Earns his first career weekly award
• Last Notre Dame honoree: Cale Morris (First Star) on Dec. 5, 2017

2017-18 Big Ten Hockey Three Stars
Oct. 3
First Star: Linus Weissbach, Fr., F, WIS
Second Star: Will Johnson, Jr., F, WIS
Third Star: Trent Frederic, So., F, WIS

Oct. 10
First Star: Mason Jobst, Jr., F, OSU
Second Star: Jake Evans, Sr., F, ND
Third Star: Jordan Gross, Sr., D, ND

Oct. 17
First Star: Kyle Hayton, Sr., G, WIS
Second Star: Denis Smirnov, So., F, PSU
Third Star: Brannon McManus, Fr., F, MINN

Oct. 24
First Star: Mitchell Lewandowski, Fr., F, MSU
Second Star: Jake Slaker, So., F, MICH
Third Star: Sean Romeo, Jr., G, OSU

Oct. 31
First Star: Eric Schierhorn, Jr., G, MINN
Second Star: Tanner Laczynski, So., F, OSU
Third Star: Jake Evans, Sr., F, ND

Nov. 7
First Star: Eric Schierhorn, Jr., G, MINN
Second Star: Cale Morris, So., G, ND
Third Star: Cooper Marody, Jr., F, MICH

Nov. 14
First Star: Cale Morris, So., G, ND
Second Star: Tony Calderone, Sr., F, MICH
Third Star: Mitchell Lewandowski, Fr., F, MSU

Nov. 21
First Star: Cale Morris, So., G, ND
Second Star: Mitchell Lewandowski, Fr., F, MSU
Third Star: Brandon Biro, So., F, PSU

Nov. 28
First Star: Cale Morris, So., G, ND
Second Star: Tanner Laczynski, So., F, OSU
Third Star: Seamus Malone, Jr., F, WIS

Dec. 5
First Star: Cale Morris, So., G, ND
Second Star: Andrew Sturtz, Jr., F, PSU
Third Star: Jack Berry, So., G, WIS

Dec. 12
First Star: Sean Romeo, Jr., G, OSU
Second Star: Denis Smirnov, So., F, PSU
Third Star: Cal Burke, So., F, ND