A sweep of Wisconsin over the weekend not only helped the Gophers men’s hockey team climb in the Big Ten standings, it landed Minnesota a trio of honors.
Gophers captain Tyler Sheehy and goalie Mat Robson on Tuesday earned Big Ten First and Third Star of the Week honors, respectively, for their efforts in the 4-2 and 7-1 victories over the Badgers.
Sheehy also was named NCAA Second Star of the Week.
Sheehy, a junior forward from Burnsville, scored twice in the third period to put the Gophers up 3-2 in Friday’s opener. On Saturday, Sheehy had a goal and two assists, again factoring in on the decisive goal, to complete a five-point weekend. Sheehy has a team-high 12 goals and is tied for second with 23 points.
Robson, a sophomore from Mississauga, Ontario, made a career-high 38 saves in the opener and 23 in the finale while improving to 6-2 with a 1.68 goals-against average and .940 save percentage. For the weekend, he made 61 saves on 64 shots for a .953 save percentage and 1.50 GAA. He has started Minnesota’s past five games, going 4-1 in that span.
The Big Ten’s Second Star of the Week went to Ohio State goalie Sean Romeo, who had a 1.55 GAA and .957 save percentage in a split with Notre Dame.