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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 11/20/2023, Last updated: 11/22/2023
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Michigan State and Penn State Score Three Stars Awards

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference has announced its Three Stars of the Week for hockey games played Nov. 17-18.


First Star

Trey Augustine, Michigan State

Fr. – G – South Lyon, Mich. — U.S. National Team Development Program (USNTDP)

  • Earned a pair of wins as No. 11/11 Michigan State captured the series against Wisconsin for the Spartans’ first sweep of a top-ranked opponent since 1974.

  • Stopped 60 of 64 shots for a .938 save percentage and a 2.00 goals-against average

  • Made 32 saves (including 14 in the third period) in the series opener and followed with 28 saves the next night

  • Honored for the first time with a Big Ten weekly award

  • Last Michigan State Star honoree: Gavin O’Connell (First Star, Nov. 7, 2023)

Second Star

Aiden Fink, Penn State

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

  • Compiled four goals and two assists in Penn State’s series split No. 12/12 Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Record three goals and an assist in Penn State’s 5-3 win Saturday at Yost Ice Arena

  • His hat trick was the 11th in team history, the fourth against a Big Ten opponent and the first since 2018

  • First-time recipient of a Star award

  • Last Penn State recipient: Ryan Kirwan (Third Star, Oct. 17, 2023) 

Third Star

Matt DiMarsico, Penn State

Fr. – F – Wexford, Pa. — Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)

  • Shared the Big Ten lead with six points over the weekend to help No. 18/19 Penn State to a road split versus No. 12/12 Michigan

  • Tied a school record with four assists (including a helper on the game-winner) in Penn State’s 5-3 come-from-behind win on Saturday

  • Produced a goal and assist in the series opener

  • Earns first weekly award from the Big Ten

  • Last Penn State recipient: Ryan Kirwan (Third Star, Oct. 17, 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