Oct. 22, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS - Two weeks into the 2013-14 season and the No. 1 University of Minnesota men's hockey program has already earned four weekly honors from the Big Ten Conference. Sam Warning was named the conference's First Star while Justin Kloos was honored as the league's Third Star this week.
Warning, who sits tied for first in the NCAA in scoring this year with nine point (five goals, four assists) picked up his second-straight Big Ten honor after tallying five points in Minnesota's weekend sweep at Bemidji State. The junior forward recorded three points (one goal, two assists) in Friday's 6-3 win including an assist on the game-deciding goal before scoring a pair of goals including the game winner in Saturday's 5-1 victory. Warning, who was named the Big Ten's Second Star last week, has now tallied three multi-point games this season and has scored a goal in all four games this season.
Kloos, meanwhile, matched his teammate's five points over the weekend with a goal and four assists in Minnesota's sweep over the Beavers. Now tied with teammate Hudson Fasching for the Big Ten rookie scoring lead (2-4--6), Kloos netted a pair of assists on Friday before scoring a goal and adding two more helpers in Saturday's series finale.
No. 1 Minnesota returns to action this weekend with a nonconference showdown against No. 5 Boston College at Mariucci Arena on Friday and Sunday.
-Pride on Ice-
Gophers Close Out First Half at MSU
The Maroon & Gold enter this weekend’s series with a 110-45-15 all-time record against Michigan State including a 45-27-8 mark on the road against the Spartans.
Sheehy Tabbed B1G Second Star
The sophomore leads the Gophers with 20 points and nine goals this year while his 11 assists are tied for the team lead.
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A native of Excelsior, Minn., Lettieri ranks second on the Gophers with 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 14 games this season.