NCAA Hockey: Michigan's Motte is in Top Spot for Stars of the Week
1 - Tyler Motte, Michigan
The junior forward from St. Clair, Michigan led the Wolverines to a Big Ten Conference sweep of Penn State. On Thursday night in State College, he scored five points on two goals and three assists in a 7-4 victory. He followed that up with two goals in a 6-3 win on Saturday against the Nittany Lions in Madison Square Garden. For the weekend he combined for seven points on four goals and three assists to go along with 17 shots on goal and a +5 rating. On the season he has scored 35 points on 22 goals and 13 assists.
2 - Mikey Eyssimont, St. Cloud State
The Littleton, Colo. native was named the North Star College Cup Most Outstanding Player after leading the Huskies to the tournament title. In the 5-4 semifinal victory over Minnesota State he scored three points on two goals and an assist. In the championship game against Bemidji State, the freshman forward had a goal and added an assist on the game-winner in a 5-2 win. For the tournament, Eyssimont scored five points on three goals and two assists in addition to six shots on goal and a +2 rating. For the season he has totaled 19 points on eight goals and 11 assists.
3 - Blaine Byron, Maine
Byron had an assist on both game-winning goals in a sweep of the Massachusetts by the Black Bears in Hockey East action. The Ottawa, Ontario native had a goal and an assist in Friday’s 5-2 victory against the Minutemen. He followed that up with a goal and two assists in a 5-4 win on Saturday. The junior forward finished the weekend with five points on two goals and three assists to go along with 14 shots on goal. He has now taken over the team lead in scoring with 21 points on eight goals and 13 assists.