Gophers hockey captain Kyle Rau was named the Big Ten's second star of the week Tuesday after scoring the winning goal and getting an assist against RIT on Saturday night in the consolation game of the Mariucci Classic. . He also had an assist in Friday's 3-2 loss to Merrimack.
The senior from Eden Prairie leads the team lead in points with 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists). Rau is the NCAA's active leading scorer with 143 career points in 137 games and 20 of his 54 career goals have been game-winners..
Ohio State senior forward Matt Johnson of Stillwater was the first star after recording a hat trick and four goals total over the weekend against Mercyhurst, and Wisconsin senior goaltender Joel Rumpel was the third star. He had 47 saves in a shutout over then-No. 5 Michigan Tech on Saturday.
• The Gophers (6-0) remain first in InterMat's dual meet wrestling rankings this week and second in its tournament rankings. Three Gophers are ranked No. 1: Chris Dardanes at 133 pounds, Dylan Ness at 157 and Scott Schiller at 197.
• St. Catherine's assistant women's basketball coach Tim Kjar has been promoted to associate head coach.