Vermont's Jonathan Turk rides hat trick, assist to lead the week's top performers
Third Star -- Anthony Greco, Ohio State
Junior forward Anthony Greco recorded the first hat trick of the NCAA season Friday in the Buckeyes' OT win against No. 3 Providence. He tied the game at one in the first period, scoring 19 seconds after PC took the lead, and at two in the second period. A Queens, New York native, he then netted the game winner 28 seconds into overtime with a power-play goal. It was the first multiple-goal game of his career (after entering the season with 10 goals in his first 53 games). It was the first Buckeye hat trick since Jan. 10 (Ryan Dzingel vs. Michigan State). His three goals came on five shots.
Second Star -- Jonny Brodzinski, St. Cloud State
A junior forward from Blaine, Minn., Brodzinski led the Huskies in a weekend split against No. 6 Colgate. The weekend was highlighted by a hat trick as he scored every goal in the 3-1 victory Saturday against the Red Raiders. He scored his first goal of the evening at 8:09 of the first period to help SCSU earn an early 1-0 lead. He then posted the game winner at 17:43 of the first with a power-play marker. He capped the win with his third goal of the night at 15:02 of the third period with an unassisted effort to make it 3-0. It was the second hat trick of his career.
In the Friday night 3-1 defeat, Brodzinski had an assist on his team’s only goal. On the weekend, Brodzinski had three goals, one assist, 11 shots on target and was +2.
First Star -- Jonathan Turk, Vermont
Turk, a junior forward, registered four points including a hat trick in the Catamounts only action of the weekend, a 6-2 victory against Northeastern. Turk had an assist on the game’s opening goal in the first period and then added two goals in the second, including the game winner. He finished the hat trick with an even-strength goal in the third period to keep the Huskies at bay. He finished the game with three shots on goal and a +4 rating. With the three goals, he has matched his entire goal output from last season. In fact, in each of his first two seasons at Vermont he only scored three goals each season.