On Tuesday, the Badgers’ Seamus Malone and captain Luke Kunin were named Big Ten Stars of the Week.
Malone, Big Ten First Star of the Week, scored a goal and earned two assists in the Badgers’ weekend sweep of Michigan State. After a nearly four-week break, Malone finished with a plus-one in his game on Friday, and a plus-two on Saturday’s victory.
Kunin earned his third Big Ten weekly award of the season and fourth of his career after returning from leading Team USA to a gold medal in the IIHF World Junior Championship. He scored two goals in Saturday’s victory, the first of which was the game-winning goal breaking a 1-1 tie in the second period.
The Badgers will have their next and final bye week of the 2016-17 season this weekend before facing Minnesota on Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21st at the Kohl Center.