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DOTD: James Franklin Doppelganger Flies Men’s Hockey Home From Columbus

Penn State men’s hockey picked up a huge 4-0 victory over No. 11 Ohio State Saturday afternoon. Andrew Sturtz, Denis Smirnov, Brandon Biro, and Liam Folkes all recorded goals for the Nittany Lions as they improved to 9-7-2 on the season.

After celebrating the win in the locker room, the team prepared for its flight home to Hockey Valley. When the players, coaches, and staff boarded their plane in Columbus, a familiar face was waiting in the cockpit.

One of the pilots on board was basically James Franklin’s doppelganger. Of course, he was completely focused on going 1-0 on Penn State hockey’s flight home. See for yourself below in the photo men’s hockey shared:

Next puck drop of the season is at 7 p.m. Friday in PPG Paints Arena as the Nittany Lions meet Robert Morris before returning home the following night to finish off the two-game series at Pegula.

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In the most upsetting turn of events, Mikey graduated from Penn State with a digital & print journalism degree in the spring of 2020. He covered Penn State football and served as an editor for Onward State from 2018 until his graduation. Mikey is from Bedminster, New Jersey, so naturally, he spends lots of time yelling about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey also loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is really hard. If you, for some reason, feel compelled to see what Mikey has to say on the internet, follow him on Twitter @Mikey_Mandarino. You can also get in touch with Mikey via his big-boy email address: [email protected]

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