Michigan and Wisconsin Standouts Named Three Stars




Dec. 17, 2013

ROSEMONT, Ill. -

First Star
Zach Nagelvoort, Michigan
G – Fr. – Holland, Mich.

  • Stopped 29 of the 31 shots he faced to help Michigan tie No. 4/4 Ferris State on Wednesday
  • Led all Big Ten goalies this week in save percentage (.935) and goals-against average (1.85)
  • Ranks second in the nation in goals-against average (1.67) and fourth nationally in save percentage (.944)
  • Has allowed two goals or less in eight of his 10 appearances this season
  • Earns his fourth career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Michigan honoree: JT Compher (Second Star) and Mac Bennett (Third Star) on Dec. 3, 2013

Second Star
Michael Mersch, Wisconsin
F – Sr. – Park Ridge, Ill.

  • Scored two goals on five shots to lead Wisconsin to a weekend sweep of Colorado College at the Kohl Center
  • Notched his 100th career point with his goal in Friday’s 4-1 victory
  • Gave the Badgers their first lead of the game on Saturday en route to a 4-3 overtime win
  • Leads all Big Ten players with 10 goals this season and has scored in five consecutive games
  • Claims his first career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Wisconsin honoree: Nic Kerdiles (First Star) on Dec. 10, 2013

Third Star
Brad Navin, Wisconsin
F – Jr. – Waupaca, Wis.

  • Recorded his second career multi-point game with one goal and two assists in Wisconsin’s 4-3 overtime win over Colorado College on Saturday
  • Opened the scoring for the Badgers to help erase an early 2-0 deficit
  • Added an assist on Wisconsin’s second goal of the game
  • Picked up the primary assist on Tyler Barnes’ overtime game-winning goal
  • Earns his first career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Wisconsin honoree: Nic Kerdiles (First Star) on Dec. 10, 2013