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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 11/28/2023, Last updated: 11/29/2023
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Michigan, Minnesota and Penn State Collect Three Stars Accolades

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference has announced its Three Stars of the Week for hockey games played Nov. 24-26.

First Star

Bryce Brodzinski, Minnesota

Gr. – F – Blaine, Minn. — Blaine HS

  • Amassed five points on three goals and two assists as No. 8/8 Minnesota earned three points in its series against No. 7/7 Michigan State in Minneapolis

  • Compiled a career-high four points on Sunday, scoring twice on the power play and assisting on the overtime game-winner

  • Fifth-year player leads the Gophers in points (16) and shares the lead in goals (8)

  • Received first award of the season and the third of his career (1-first, 1-second, 1- third)

  • Last Minnesota Star honoree: Brody Lamb (Second Star, Nov. 14, 2023)

Second Star

Jake Barczewski, Michigan

Gr. – G – O’Fallon, Mo. — Canisius (Atlantic Hockey)

  • Stopped 66 of 69 shots for a .957 save percentage and 1.44 goals-against average to lead No. 14/14 Michigan to a series win over No. 17/16 St. Cloud State

  • Earned 50th career win and seventh career shutout (first at Michigan) with a 30-save effort Friday at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center

  • Made 36 saves in a 3-3 overtime tie against the Huskies on Saturday

  • Canisius transfer earns his second Big Ten weekly award of the season after being named Second Star on Oct. 24, 2023

  • Last Michigan winner: T.J. Hughes (Second Star, Oct. 31, 2023)

Third Star

Aiden Fink, Penn State

Fr. – F – Calgary, Alberta — Brooks Bandits (AJHL)

  • Recorded back-to-back three-point performances in helping No. 19/19 Penn State to a home sweep of Lindenwood at Pegula Ice Arena

  • Finished the weekend with two goals, four assists and three blocked shots

  • Leads Big Ten freshmen in overall scoring with 21 points in 15 games

  • Captures second-straight award, was chosen Second Star last week

  • Last Penn State award recipients: Aiden Fink (Second Star, Nov. 21, 2023) and Matt DiMarsico (Third Star, Nov. 21, 2023)

2023-24 Big Ten Hockey Three Stars

Oct. 10

First Star: Rutger McGroarty, So., F, MICH

Second Star: Nicolas Müller, 5th, F, MSU

Third Star: Kyle McClellan, Sr., G, WIS

Oct. 17

First Star: Jimmy Snuggerud, So., F, MINN

Second Star: Joey Larson, So., F, MSU

Third Star: Ryan Kirwan, Jr., F, PSU

Oct. 24

First Star: Justen Close, Gr., G, MINN

Second Star: Jake Barczewski, Gr., G, MICH

Third Star: Mathieu De St. Phalle, Sr., F, WIS

Oct. 31

First Star: Logan Terness, Jr., G, OSU

Second Star: T.J. Hughes, So., F, MICH

Third Star: Landon Slaggert, Sr., F, ND

Nov. 7

First Star: Gavin O’Connell, Fr. F, MSU

Second Star: Rhett Pitlick, Jr., F, MINN

Third Star: Owen Lindmark, Gr., F, WIS

Nov. 14

First Star: Ryan Bischel, Gr., G, ND

Second Star: Brody Lamb, So., F, MINN

Third Star: Landon Slaggert, Sr., F, ND

Nov. 21

First Star: Trey Augustine, Fr., G, MSU

Second Star: Aiden Fink, Fr., F, PSU

Third Star: Matt DiMarsico, Fr., F, PSU

Nov. 28

First Star: Bryce Brodzinski, Gr., F, MINN

Second Star: Jake Barczewski, Gr., G, MICH

Third Star: Aiden Fink, Fr., F, PSU