Penn State Hockey Moves Up To Program-High No. 12 In USCHO Poll
With 454 voter points, Penn State beat out teams like Ohio State (No. 14), Providence (No. 17), and Michigan (No. 18).
I feel like I give you a weekly disclaimer to take statistics with a grain of salt, but they’re still fun to think about. Currently, Penn State has the No. 2 pk percentage in the nation (93.2%). It boasts the No. 4 offense with an average of 4.22 goals per game, and the No. 7 defense with a two goals allowed per game average. Freshman Denis Smirnov is No. 5 in the country in scoring, with 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) through nine games. Sophomore Andrew Sturtz is tied for No. 5 in goals with eight. Pretty much all of them have been beauties and have landed him on the NCAA top Plays of the Week three times.
Penn State sits at No. 2 in the PairWise rankings. PairWise mimics the NCAA Selection Committee’s process in figuring out teams and seedings for the tournament. The Nittany Lions are back in Pegula this weekend for a series with Alaska Anchorage.
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If you’ve been brave enough to leave your dorm or apartment, we hope you had the good sense to build a snowman.
Onward State staffer Ethan Kasales reflects on the past few years and everyone who helped make his college experience so rewarding.
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