The Gophers, after a road sweep of Wisconsin, took the three weekly Big Ten performance awards in men's hockey.
Junior defenseman Michael Brodzinski was named the conference's first star. He had the first hat trick ever by a league defenseman in Minnesota's 9-2 rout of the Badgers on Saturday and one assist in a 4-0 win Friday.
Junior forward Hudson Fasching was the second star. He had two goals and three assists in the two games.
Freshman goalie Eric Schierhorn was the third star. He made 29 saves in Friday's shutout, including one with his helmet, and 25 saves — plus his first assist — Saturday.
• Luke Notermann, a senior forward for Blaine, committed to the Gophers. The 6-1, 160-pound Notermann, who announced his decision in a tweet, has 19 goals and 33 assists in 18 games this season.
• Sara Eisenhauer, the St. Catherine sports information director, was named an assistant commissioner of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, a league with nine full members in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
• Central defender Brian Kallman, a Woodbury native, re-signed with Minnesota United. He made eight starts last season.
• Junior Lizzy Crist of Washington University in St. Louis was named D3soccer.com's goalkeeper of the year.
Crist, from Wayzata, was 18-3-1 last season with a 0.42 goals-against average.