Michigan names claim all three spots for Big Ten weekly awards

By @MichaelCaples –

It’s an all-Michigan Big Ten weekly awards list this go-round.

The college hockey conference announced its ‘three stars of the week’ today, and all three go to either Michigan natives or Michigan residents.

Taking the top spot is Michigan goaltender Hayden Lavigne, and rightfully so – the Wolverines netminder led his club to a weekend sweep of Penn State.

Lavigne posted a 4-0 shutout Friday night, and then a career-high 43 saves in a 3-2 win the next night (both of the goals coming during Nittany Lion power plays, no less). On the weekend, he stopped 77 shots, which was good for a .975 save percentage.

The second star went to Holly native Jack Berry, who led his Wisconsin squad to a win over Notre Dame at the Chicago Center on Sunday.

His 40-save shutout gave the Irish their first conference loss of the season, and it was the sixth-highest save total for a Badger goaltender in a shutout in school history.

Third spot went to Brent Gates Jr. – the Grand Rapids native led the conference with four points on the weekend. Gates stood out in a weekend sweep of Michigan State, scoring the game-winner at Madison Square Garden Saturday night.

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