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Feb. 23, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nick Schilkey, a junior forward on the Ohio State men’s hockey team, has been named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. Schilkey had a Big Ten-best five points last week, with a goal and four assists.

Schilkey, a native of Marysville, Mich., scored a power play goal Friday, his team-best and career-high 14th of the season. Saturday, he had a career-high four assists and points, the first four-assist game for a Buckeye since John Albert in February 2011.

In the Buckeyes’ 7-4 win at Penn State Saturday, Schilkey had the first assist on Buckeye goals at 1:31 and 8:47 of the first period as Ohio State jumped out to a 3-0 lead. He assisted on third period goals by Matthew Weis that tied the game at four at 5:00 and then gave Ohio State a 6-4 lead at 14:55. Schilkey was +3 in the win.

On the year, Schilkey leads the Buckeyes with 30 points and 14 goals, marking his first 30-point campaign for the Scarlet and Gray. He leads the current Buckeyes with 78 career points, skating in 98 games. This is the second B1G Second Star of the Week honor for Schilkey this season, as he was also recognized Nov. 3.

The Buckeyes host Wisconsin this weekend in the final two-game series in Value City Arena this season. The teams will meet at 6:30 p.m. Friday on BTN and at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Buckeye seniors will be recognized in a pregame ceremony Saturday.