Penn State Hockey

Smirnov named Big Ten’s Second Star of Week

Freshman Denis Smirnov was recognized by the Big Ten on Tuesday.

Smirnov was selected as the conference’s Second Star of the Week after helping the Nittany Lions to a sweep of Niagara last week.

Smirnov had two goals and one assist Thursday and finished with three assists on Friday for Penn State. The Nittany Lions won both games 5-1.

The freshman leads the Big Ten in points with 15 and assists with 10.

The Nittany Lions (7-1-1) host Alaska Anchorage at 7 p.m. Friday.