Here are the top three standout performers this week in men's ice hockey.
1 – Rob Nichols, UConn
2 – Tyler Motte, Michigan
The junior forward from St. Clair, Michigan, led Michigan to a win and a tie with rival Ohio State. On Jan. 15 he scored the Wolverines' first goal and assisted on another in a 5-5 tie. Two days later he scored a hat trick and added a pair of assists as Michigan rallied from a 5-3 deficit to win 8-6. Currently he is on a five-game goal and point streak where he has totaled seven goals and five assists. For the year he is tied for the team lead with 18 goals and ranks third on the roster with 28 points.
3 – Michael Bitzer, Bemidji State