Wisconsin senior goaltender Kyle Hayton has been named the Big Ten Conference First Star of the Week.
Hayton led the Badgers to a pair of road victories last weekend, 5-2 over Boston College on Friday and 4-1 over Merrimack on Saturday. Hayton posted a .959 save percentage and stopped 70 of 73 shots through the weekend.
Hayton, a Mike Richter Award watch list member for 2017-18, has started all five of Wisconsin’s games this season, posting a 2.01 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage.
Hayton and the No. 5/6 Badgers (4-1-0) travel to Green Bay this weekend to face Northern Michigan (3-1-0) in a two game series at the Resch Center. Friday’s game starts at 7 p.m., while the puck drops at 5 p.m. on Saturday.