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Freshman Fasching earns Big Ten hockey honor

Posted by: Jason Gonzalez Updated: November 12, 2013 - 2:01 PM


Gophers freshman Hudson Fasching was named among the Big Ten’s weekly Three Stars, the conference announced on Tuesday. The forward’s three points helped salvage a series split at Notre Dame last weekend and earned him the No. 3 star honor.

Fasching scored two goals in Saturday’s 5-4 victory over No. 4-ranked Notre Dame and assisted Friday’s lone goal in a 4-1 loss. He has a point in each of his first eight collegiate games and leads Big Ten freshmen in points (11), goals (five), and plus/minus rating (+12).

The Gophers have had at least one player recognized after each week of competition. Fasching is the fourth Gopher honored as part of the Three Stars.

It’s the first week Gophers junior forward Sam Warning hasn’t been honored after a weekend series.

Ohio State junior forwards Tanner Fritz and Max McCormick claimed the top two stars after a sweep of Niagara.

2013-14 Big Ten Hockey Three Stars

Oct. 15
First Star: Andrew Copp, So., F, MICH
Second Star: Sam Warning, Jr., F, MINN
Third Star: Kyle Rau, Jr., F, MINN

Oct. 22           
First Star: Sam Warning, Jr., F, MINN
Second Star: Tyler Motte, Fr., F, MICH
Third Star: Justin Kloos, Fr., F, MINN

Oct. 29           
First Star: Nick Oddo, Jr., F, OSU
Second Star: Sam Warning, Jr., F, MINN
Third Star: Zach Nagelvoort, Fr., G, MICH

Nov. 5            
First Star: Tyler Barnes, Sr., F, WIS
Second Star: Zach Nagelvoort, Fr., G, MICH
Third Star: Joe Faust, Sr., D, WIS

Nov. 12          
First Star: Tanner Fritz, Jr., F, OSU
Second Star: Max McCormick, Jr., F, OSU
Third Star: Hudson Fasching, Fr., F, MINN


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