Nov. 26, 2013
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- University of Michigan ice hockey freshman goaltender Zach Nagelvoort (Holland, Mich.) and freshman forward Tyler Motte (St. Clair, Mich.) were named today (Tuesday, Nov. 26) as two of the Big Ten's Three Stars of the Week.
Nagelvoort earned first-star honors for the second time this season after recording his first career shutout with a career-high 36 saves in a 6-0 win over Niagara last Friday night (Nov. 22). He leads the nation in goals-against average (1.48) and ranks third in save percentage (.950). Nagelvoort has allowed two goals or less in seven of his eight appearances this season.
Motte was awarded the conference's second star after he recorded his first career multiple-point effort with a goal and two assists against Niagara last Friday night. He opened the scoring with his fifth goal of the season just 34 seconds into the contest and leads all Michigan freshmen in goals scored on the season. Motte added assists on both of linemate Andrew Copp's (Ann Arbor, Mich.) goals.
Nagelvoort has earned Big Ten weekly honors three times this season (10/27, 11/5 and 11/26), while Motte has been honored twice (10/20 and 11/26).
Michigan will open Big Ten conference play at home against Ohio State on Friday night (Nov. 29).
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