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Penn State puts its eight-game unbeaten streak on the line as they welcome the Badgers to Pegula Ice Arena for a pair of games this weekend
The 18th-ranked Nittany Lions travel to PPG Paints Arena for a Friday contest against Bobby Mo before returning to Pegula on Saturday to close out the first semester of play
Andrew Sturtz scored with 0.7 seconds left in regulation and potted the lone shootout goal as Penn State earns two points against No. 11 Ohio State
The Penn State Nittany Lions look to build on recent success and even their Big Ten record this weekend against Michigan State
Sophomore Chris Funkey earns his second career shutout with a 15-save performance
Started in three games with six appearances compiling a 1-2-1 record with a .897 save percentage and a 2.96 goals against average ... tallied first career assist against Mercyhurst (Nov. 3).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2016-17
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."