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The seventh-ranked Gophers avoided being swept at home in a Big Ten series for the first time by defeating No. 11 Penn State, 6-3, at Mariucci
Penn State dropped it's exhibition contest this afternoon to the University of Ottawa, 4-3, in overtime
The Penn State men's ice hockey team will conclude their season-long 5-game road trip with a trip to Madison for a two-game set with the 17th ranked Badgers
Penn State dropped the opening game of the season series against Minnesota, 5-1 on Friday evening
The seventh ranked Nittany Lions begin their 2016-17 conference slate as they welcome No. 20 Michigan to Pegula Ice Arena this weekend
Started in three games with four appearances going 2-2 with a .921 save percentage and a 1.79 goals against average ... collected 15 saves while only allowing one goal during 54:31 of ice time during a 6-3 loss to No. 16 St. Lawrence (Oct. 7) ... stopped 24 of 25 shots to secure his first collegiate victory in his first colegiate start, a 5-1 win over Niagara (Nov. 3) ... secured his first career shutout with an 18 save performance during an 8-0 victory over Arizona State (Nov. 19).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015-16
Made four appearances totaling 71 minutes with a 1.69 GAA and .933 save percentage ... Opened collegiate career with 58:12 of shutout play on 18 shots ... Made collegiate debut against Notre Dame (Oct. 16) making three saves in 13:12 ... Made Big Ten debut with 10:45 of action vs. Michigan (Jan. 28) ... Shut out Wisconsin (March 5) over the final 33:22 with 13 saves in a 4-3 loss ... Posted 11 saves with two goals allowed at Michigan (March 11).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Three-year starter for New Jersey Hitmen of the United States Premier Hockey League ... Played 31 games in 2014-15, leading the Hitmen to the USPHL championship, posting a 1.41 GAA and .947 in the playoffs ... Led the USPHL in GAA in 2013-14 (2.05) and 2014-15 (2.14) ... Played 22 regular season games in 2013-14 with a .927 save percentage ... Appeared in 27 games in 2012-13 for the Hitmen with a 2.27 GAA and .927 save percentage, dropping the numbers to 1.91 GAA and .936 in the playoffs en route to the EJHL title ... Played three years for the Chicago Mission U16 and U18 clubs.
Born March 16, 1994 in Orland Park, Ill. to Mary Ann and Corey Funkey ... Has an older sister, Amanda ... Intends to major in business management or finance.
FUNKEY ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because from the time I stepped on campus, and into Pegula Ice Arena, until the time I left, it felt like the place I wanted to spend the next four years. I was blown away by everything about the University, the hockey program, and the community as a whole."