Brandon Biro Named Seventh Captain In Penn State Hockey History
Penn State men’s hockey announced rising senior Brandon Biro will serve as the program’s seventh captain in 2019-20.
Fellow rising seniors Liam Folkes and Kris Myllari will each wear an “A” as alternate captains next season.
Biro is coming off the best statistical season of his college hockey career. He set new career highs in goals (16), assists (24), and points (40) in 37 games played last season. The wing from Sherwood Park, Alberta served as an alternate captain alongside defenseman Kevin Kerr while Chase Berger wore the “C” in 2018-19.
“It is very humbling and a great honor to represent this team, as well as the university, as captain next season,” Biro said in a release. “I’ve had the privilege to play under three great captains during my time at Penn State, and I hope to have the same impact on my teammates that they had on me.”
Folkes also had a career year as a junior as part of Penn State’s dynamic top line with Alex Limoges and Evan Barratt. The 23-year old scored 18 goals and 24 assists in 39 appearances, but those numbers may not tell the entire story. His line with Limoges and Barratt routinely dominated opposing defenses and established itself as one of, if not the very best trio in college hockey.
Myllari also set a new career high in points for Penn State in the 2018-19 season, but the big defenseman hangs his hat on solid positioning in his own end of the ice. The blueliner led Penn State in blocked shots with 90 this season after finishing second to Trevor Hamilton with 82 blocks in 2017-18. Myllari’s booming shot from the point has also made him Penn State’s all-time leading defenseman in goals with 17.
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