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Penn State Hockey Moves Up To No. 14 In USCHO Rankings

Keep ’em coming: Penn State hockey moved up from 19 to program-high 14 in the USCHO rankings after a series sweep of Canisius last weekend.

The Nittany Lions first broke through the rankings this season in their record-breaking series win over then-No. 3 Notre Dame. They received 253 voter points this week, an improvement upon last week’s 129.

To keep you up to date (even though stats are still pretty meaningless this early on), Andrew Sturtz is tied for first in the nation for shorthanded goals with two, and 12 in the nation in scoring with five goals in seven games. David Goodwin and Trevor Hamilton are in a 17 person tie for No. 10 in assists with 7 apiece so far. Goalie Peyton Jones ranks 16 with a 2.1 goals against average and he’s tied at 21 in save percentage leaders, posting a .920 average. Penn State’s collective offense is tied for 7 in the nation with a 4-goal per game average, and defense is tied for 14 with an average of 2.29 goals allowed per game.

Another fun thing to note is that Penn State passed Michigan, who dropped to No. 17 with 209 voter points.

The Nittany Lions are back at Pegula this Thursday for a series with Niagara. The puck drops at 7 p.m.

 

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Sara Civian

Sara Civian is one of Onward State's three ridiculously good looking managing editors, a hockey writer at heart, and an Oxford comma Stan. She's a senior majoring in journalism, minoring in history, and living at Bill Pickle's Tap Room. Her favorite pastimes are telling people she's from Boston, watching the Bruins, and meticulously dissecting the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album. She's seen Third Eye Blind live 14 times. If you really hate yourself, you can follow her at @SaraCivian or email her at Sara@OnwardState.com.

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