Third star — Evan Rodrigues, Boston University
In his only game last week, senior forward Rodrigues had six assists in a 9-5 victory against UMass. A Etobicoke, Ontario native, he had one assist in the first period and then five in the third period, including one on the game-winner by Matt Grzelcyk. It was the most assists by any player in a single game this season.
Rodrigues now has 25 assists on the season, tying him for the nation’s lead with teammate Jack Eichel. He is second on the team with 34 points as he has nine goals to go with his assist total.
Second star — Jonny Brodzinski, St. Cloud State
Brodzinski — a Blaine, Minnesota native — scored six points on four goals and two assists in a National Collegiate Hockey Conference sweep of Colorado College. In the Friday night series opener, Brodzinski had two goals and an assist on seven shots in the 7-1 win against the Tigers. In the series’ second game Saturday night, the junior forward broke the game open in the second period with the eventual game winner in a 6-1 win. He finished the contest with three points on two goals and an assist. For the season, he is the team leader with 28 points on 17 goals and 11 assists.
First star — Zac Lynch, Robert Morris
A junior forward, Lynch led the Colonials to a sweep of perennial Atlantic Hockey power Air Force in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In the two games, Lynch combined for six points on three goals and three assists while adding 13 shots on goal and a plus-six rating. In the series opener, Lynch, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native, had a goal and an assist in the 5-4 overtime victory against the Falcons. In Saturday night’s contest, Lynch registered four points on two goals and two assists in the 5-2 win. On the season he has scored 34 points on 15 goals and 19 assists.