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Evans Named Big Ten's Third Star Of The Week

Feb. 27, 2018

By Dan Colleran

— After posting two goals and three assists for five points in No. 4/5 Notre Dame’s weekend split with Michigan State, senior captain Jake Evans was named the Big Ten’s Third Star of the Week on Tuesday (Feb. 27).

Evans had a goal in each game against the Spartans, including a shorthanded tally on Friday night which was his second shorthanded goal of the season and the third of his career. He scored a goal and added two assists in Saturday’s senior night game, marking his his 12th multi-point game of the season and the 32nd of his career.

On the season, Evans leads the Irish with 38 points on 11 goals and a team-best 27 assists. His 27 assists rank third among Big Ten skaters and tied for seventh nationally. He also ranks second in the country with 460 faceoff wins.

A 2017-18 Senior CLASS Award® finalist, Evans has 130 career points on 39 goals and 91 assists in 152 games. His 130 points rank tied for 25th in program history. To vote for the 2017-18 Senior Class Award, click here.

Notre Dame’s 2017-18 B1G Stars of the Week

Cal Burke: Third Star (Dec. 12)

Jake Evans: Second Star (Oct. 10), Third Star (Oct. 31 & Feb. 27)

Jordan Gross: Third Star (Oct. 10)

Cale Morris: First Star (Nov. 14, Nov. 21, Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Feb. 6), Second Star (Nov. 7, Jan. 9), Third Star (Jan. 30)

Big Ten Stars of the Week — Feb. 6

First Star: Tommy Nappier, Fr., G, Ohio State

Second Star: Peyton Jones, So., G, Penn State

Third Star: Jake Evans, Sr., F, Notre Dame


By virtue of winning the 2017-18 Big Ten Regular Season Championship, Notre Dame will have a bye next weekend while the remaining six teams play best-of-three campus site playoff series (at the higher seeded team).

Then the Irish will then host a BIg Ten Tournament semifinal game at the Compton Family Ice Arena on Saturday, March 10. The start time and television coverage will be announced by the conference office. To purchase tickets, click here.

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Dan Colleran, Director of Athletics Communications at the University of Notre Dame, has been a part of Fighting Irish Media since August 2015 and coordinates all media and publicity efforts surrounding the Notre Dame hockey and golf programs. A native of Walpole, Massachusetts, Colleran spent the previous three years working with the men’s hockey and soccer programs at Providence College. Colleran also spent two years as an Assistant Executive Director of Communications & Championships at the Ivy League and is a graduate of Providence College (’06 & ’08G).