Third star — Travis Boyd, Minnesota
Boyd led the Golden Gophers to a Big Ten sweep of Ohio State by scoring the game-winning goals in both contests. In the series opener, he scored the game-winner in a 4-2 victory against the Buckeyes. In the Saturday night series finale, he had a four-point night which included his first career hat trick on only three shots on goal.
Boyd, a senior, has now recorded 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) in 14 games since returning from an injury that sidelined him for the entire month of November. He leads the Gophers with 13 goals this season (career high) while his 10 goals in conference play lead the Big Ten.
Second star — Vince Hinostroza, Notre Dame
Hinostroza scored six points on two goals and four assists in a weekend series at Maine where the Fighting Irish came away with a win and a tie. On Friday night, Hinostroza, a sophomore forward, registered three assists, including one on the game-tying goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation to a force a 4-all tie. In Saturday night’s 5-1 victory for Notre Dame, Hinostroza had three points on two goals and an assist. Hinostroza has 31 points on six goals and 25 assists this season. His assist total ties him for third in the nation.
First star — Evan Rodrigues, Boston University
For the second consecutive week, Rodrigues finds himself among the stars of the week, but this time he is at the top. He had two assists, including one on the overtime game-winner in the Beanpot semifinal to give the Terriers a 4-3 victory against Harvard. In Friday’s 5-2 win at UMass-Lowell, Rodrigues scored four points, including his first career hat trick, which included the game-winning goal. Rodrigues has scored 17 points on six goals and 11 assists on BU’s six-game winning streak for an average of just under three points per game. Rodrigues has 40 points on 12 goals and 28 assists this season and has scored at least one point in each of the past 11 games.