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3 Stars of the Week: Jan. 13-19, 2014

by Emerald Gao / Chicago Blackhawks
(Jon Quackenbos/Boston College)

1st Star: C/RW Kevin Hayes, Boston College (H-EAST)
The Line: 2GP, 3G, 4A, +2 plus/minus rating

Hayes, the nation’s second-highest scorer behind only linemate Johnny Gaudreau, added to his career-high numbers last week, compiling seven points (3G, 4A) in two games for Boston College last weekend. The 2010 first-round pick collected two assists on Friday as the Eagles beat crosstown rival BU 6-4; the next night, he netted his first collegiate hat trick plus a pair of helpers in a 7-2 win over Maine. With his weekend contributions, Hayes extended his career-long point streak to 10 games, tallying 10 goals and 14 assists over that span.

(Matti Korpi/Jokerit)

2nd Star: C Teuvo Teravainen, Jokerit (SM-liiga)
The Line: 3GP, 1G, 5A

Teravainen continued an excellent post-World Juniors run last week, collecting six points (1G, 5A) while playing a part in every single one of Jokerit’s goals over the three-game schedule. Chicago’s 2012 first-round pick notched an assist in a 3-1 loss to Rauma on Tuesday, posted a goal and two assists in a 3-2 win at Karpat on Friday, then contributed two more helpers in a 5-2 loss to Karpat in the return game on Saturday. Teravainen now leads Jokerit with 22 assists and 26 points in 33 games.

(Photo by Mackenzie McCluer)

3rd Star: C John Hayden, Yale (ECAC)
The Line: 2GP, 2G, 2A

Hayden enjoyed a breakout weekend for the defending national champion Bulldogs, contributing points in both outings. The 2013 third-round pick assisted on Yale’s first goal in a 3-2 loss to Clarkson on Friday, before tallying two goals and an assist—including the game-winner—in a 4-2 win at St. Lawrence. Hayden ranks second among team freshmen with eight points (3G, 5A) in 17 games.

Honorable mentions: C Vincent Hinostroza, Notre Dame (H-EAST); D Michael Paliotta, Vermont (H-EAST)

Hinostroza tied a season high with a three-assist performance in Notre Dame’s 6-3 win over Lake Superior State on Friday, then added another helper the next night in a 4-2 victory. The 2012 sixth-rounder has picked up points in six of his last seven games and ranks fourth on the team with 20 points (5G, 15A) in 17 games.

Vermont split a weekend slate at Northeastern, and junior defenseman Paliotta notched points in both outings. He assisted on the Catamounts’ opening goal in a 3-2 loss on Friday, then contributed a pair of helpers the next night in a 4-2 win. Paliotta leads team blueliners with 17 points (3G, 14A) in 23 games this season.

Around the system:

  • Defenseman Travis Brown, who was traded from the WHL’s Moose Jaw Warriors to the Victoria Royals on Jan. 6, got on the scoresheet for his new team in a 3-1 win over Kelowna on Friday. Brown has a goal and an assist in four games with Victoria after posting 38 points (9G, 29A) in 43 games with Moose Jaw.

  • Chris Calnan netted a goal and an assist in Boston College’s 6-4 victory over BU on Saturday, including a helper on the game-winner... Senior defenseman Stephen Johns picked up assists in both of Notre Dame’s wins over Lake Superior State last weekend and now has 12 points (4G, 8A) in 23 games this season.

  • The Rockford IceHogs dropped a pair of games last week, falling 4-3 in overtime to Abbotsford on Wednesday and 2-1 at Chicago on Saturday. Garret Ross led the team with a two-point outing (1G, 1A) against Abbotsford, with Brad Winchester and Brandon Mashinter also contributing goals... Adam Clendening notched his team-leading 27th assist and 32nd point on Rockford’s lone goal at Chicago on Saturday.

  • Maxim Shalunov, a 2011 fourth-round selection, appeared in two games for the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, recording his first multi-point game with a three-point night (2G, 1A) in a 5-4 loss at Reading.
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