Minn.-Duluth's Kasimir Kaskisuo earns top star in weekend rout of Minnesota
Third star -- Travis St. Denis, Quinnipiac
St. Denis helped the Bobcats to an Eastern College Athletic Conference hockey sweep of conference opponents Union (N.Y.) and Rensselaer over the weekend. In the Friday night game against the Dutchmen, St. Denis scored with less than a minute remaining in the game to lift Quinnipiac to a 4-3 victory. Saturday night against the Engineers, St. Denis -- a junior forward from Trail, British Columbia -- scored all three Bobcat goals in the 3-1 victory. St. Denis now has eight points on six goals and two assists on the season. Quinnipiac remains undefeated in conference play at 4-0.
Second star -- Andrew Gladiuk, Bentley
Gladiuk, a junior forward from White Rock, British Columbia, had a banner weekend in a two-game series with conference rival Mercyhurst. He had a goal and an assist on six shots Friday night as the teams finished in a four-all tie. On Saturday, Gladiuk scored the game-winning goal in overtime in the 5-4 victory for Bentley. He finished the game with four points on three goals and an assist. He had six points on four goals and two assists on the weekend with 12 shots on goal and a plus-3 rating. He leads the team in scoring with 16 points on nine goals and seven assists.
First star -- Kasimir Kaskisuo, Minnesota-Duluth
Kaskisuo had a tremendous weekend between the pipes in leading the Bulldogs to a sweep of top-ranked Minnesota. He posted his first career shutout Friday night with 17 saves in the 3-0 victory. In the series finale, he totaled 24 saves while only allowing one goal in guiding Minnesota-Duluth to the 2-1 win. On the weekend, he had 41 saves and allowed only one goal in posting a 1.01 goals against average with a .976 save percentage. On the season, Kaskisuo, a freshman from Vantaa, Finland, has combined for a 7-3 record with a 2.01 goals against average and a .931 save percentage.