NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Senior forwards Mike O’Leary and Cal Burke were named the Big Ten’s First and Second Stars of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday morning (Oct. 29).
O’Leary collected two goals and an assist in each of Notre Dame’s victories over Lake Superior State last weekend. The Halifax, Nova Scotia, native has started the season with four straight multi-point contests and, dating back to last season, now has 27 points (8G, 19A) in his last 23 games played.
Burke, the team’s captain, had a four-point (1G, 3A) outing on Friday before collecting a goal and two assists in Saturday’s victory over the Lakers. Like O’Leary, Burke has opened the season with four consecutive multi-point efforts and has scored a goal in each of Notre Dame’s four wins.
Both O’Leary and Burke have totaled four goals and seven assists this season and stand tied with a team-high 11 points. They are tied for first in the NCAA with 2.75 points per game averages.
It was the first Star of the Week honor for O’Leary and marked Burke’s second career honor, having been named the Third Star of the Week on Dec. 12, 2017 after posting a hat trick against Wisconsin.
Big Ten Stars of the Week – Oct. 29
First Star: Mike O’Leary, Sr., F, ND
Second Star: Cal Burke, Sr., F, ND
Third Star: Wyatt Ege, Sr., D, OSU
- The Irish open Big Ten play when they hit the road for the first time this season with a two-game series at Minnesota (Nov. 1-2).
- Game one (8:30 p.m. ET) will be televised by BTN, while game two (5 p.m. ET) will be televised by Fox Sports North.