By @StefanKubus –
Muskegon Lumberjacks alum Rem Pitlick and Michigan State’s Taro Hirose were each named to the Big Ten’s three stars of the week.
Pitlick, a junior forward, was named first star as he led the Big Ten with five points (2-3–5) in the Gophers’ series split with Michigan this past weekend. Saturday marked his fourth-consecutive multi-point game, while the combined efforts lifted him to 33 points on the season, good for sixth nationally in scoring and a new career-high for Pitlick.
Pitlick suited up for the Lumberjacks during his draft year in 2015-16, which saw him pot 46 goals and 89 points in 56 games before shipping out to Minnesota.
Meanwhile, the second star Hirose continued to do what he’s done all season for the Spartans, as the nation’s leading scorer picked up four points over the weekend to help Michigan State go 1-0-1 against Wisconsin. He first picked up his ninth three-point effort of the year in Friday’s 4-1 win before scoring in a 2-2 tie the following night.
Hirose, an undrafted forward and was a free agent invite at the Detroit Red Wings Development Camp this past summer, extended his nationwide lead in scoring, as he now has 46 points in 28 games.