Alumni Three Stars of the Week: November 2nd

Karen’s Print Rite presents an update on top performances by former Black Hawks each week with the Alumni Three Stars of the Week feature.

#3 – Mike Marcou
Reading Royals (ECHL) • Defenseman

The Royals made a long trip from Pennsylvania to visit the Idaho Steelheads.  Marcou helped his team take something positive from their visit to the Rockies, contributing a goal and an assist during a 3-2 shootout loss on Friday.  However, Reading was limited to one standings point, absorbing a 3-1 loss the following night.  Marcou had an assist on the lone Royals goal during that rematch.  This is Marcou’s fifth season in the ECHL; he has appeared in over 230 league regular season games.

#2 – Craig Smith
Nashville Predators (NHL) • Forward

Smith has three goals in his last three games.  That includes a pair on November 1st versus the Colorado Avalanche.  Smith was the first star of the game as the Predators rolled, 5-1 during the affair.  He contributed the opening score, then added another during the third period.  Smith’s second goal was the 90th of his NHL career.  He now needs just 15 more points for 200 during his career.

#1 – Ronnie Hein
Ohio State Buckeyes (NCAA) • Forward

While the Buckeyes have opened up a four-game winning streak, Hein has contributed at least one point in each of those victories.  Visiting Niagara for two last weekend, the freshman tallied an assist, and Ohio State rolled to a 10-2 decision on Friday.  Saturday, he scored the winner and had an assist during a 6-2 win.  Hein has recorded an even or positive plus/minus differential during all seven of his NCAA appearances.  He now has nine points overall (four goals, five assists), with seven of them coming during his current streak.

Honorable Mention

Justin Kloos, Minnesota Gophers (NCAA): 2GP, 1G, 2A, 3 Pts
Cal Petersen, Notre Dame Fighting Irish (NCAA): 1GP, 1W, 30SV, 2GA
C.J. Motte, Quad City Mallards (ECHL): 1GP, 1W, 28SV, 2GA
Eamon McAdam, Missouri Mavericks (ECHL): 1GP, 1W, 22SV, 1GA

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