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After sweeping Minnesota in the Big Ten Quarterfinals, Penn State will travel to South Bend for a single-elimination Big Ten Semifinal matchup on Saturday evening
Andrew Sturtz and Denis Smirnov each collect a goal and assist to lead Penn State to a game one victory in a best-of-three Big Ten quarterfinal series against Minnesota
Penn State will host Minnesota this weekend at Pegula Ice Arena in a best-of-three series in the Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals
Freshman Alex Limoges collected a career-high three points on a pair of goals and one assist to help lead Penn State to its first-ever series sweep against Minnesota
Penn State remains winless in its last eight contests after a 4-2 setback against Michigan State in East Lansing
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2017-18
Was named to the preliminary roster for the 2018 U.S. National Junior Team and became the first Penn State player to attend camp on December 15-19, 2017 ... recorded first career point with an assist in a 3-1 victory at No. 7 Minnesota (Oct. 13) ... added a point from an assist at No. 7 Minnesota (Oct. 14) ... scored first career goal and tallied an assist for two points in a 7-5 win over AIC (Oct. 19) ... scored second career goal in game two against AIC (Oct. 20) ... tallied an assist in each game of the weekend split against Michigan (Oct. 27-28) ... recorded a pair of assists in each game of the weekend split against Mercyhurst (Nov. 3-4) ... added an assist during a 4-0 victory at No. 11 Ohio State (Dec. 2) ... collected a pair of assists during a 7-4 victory over Robert Morris (Dec. 9) ... tallied an assist during a 5-1 victory against No. 15 Wisconsin (Jan. 5) ... assisted on a goal in a 4-2 loss at No. 18 Wisconsin (Jan. 26) ... added an assist in a 4-2 loss at Michigan State (Feb. 16) ... tallied a pair of assists in a 5-2 victory over No. 8 Minnesota (Feb. 24)
BEFORE PENN STATE
Drafted in the fifth round (134th overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft … played three seasons with the Madison Capitols of the United States Hockey League leading led team with 32 points on six goals and 26 assists in 59 games this past season … finished the 2016-17 campaign sixth in the USHL for defensemen scoring … skated in 122 total games for Madison over the past three seasons registering 42 points on six goals and 36 assists.
Cole Bradley Hults was born on May 22, 1998 to Sheri and Brad Hults in Madison, Wisconsin … has two older brothers Matt and Mitch … his brother Mitch played at Lake Superior State and signed a free agent contract with the Anaheim Ducks following his junior season … undecided on a major.
HULTS ON PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because when I went on my visit it had everything I wanted in a college from an academic and athletic standpoint.”
GADOWSKY ON HULTS
“Cole is a tough, strong skating defenseman who put up impressive offensive numbers in the USHL. He has a good shot from the point and will help us at both ends of the ice.”