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Five different Nittany Lions found the back of the net as No. 7 Penn State defeated No. 20 Michigan, 5-1, to complete the weekend sweep
Sturtz scores a pair while Smirnov registers a trio of helpers as No. 7 Penn State runs win streak to ten in 6-1 victory of No. 20 Michigan
The seventh ranked Nittany Lions begin their 2016-17 conference slate as they welcome No. 20 Michigan to Pegula Ice Arena this weekend
Eight different Nittany Lions found the back of the net and sophomore Chris Funkey kept the opposition out as No. 10 Penn State wins ninth straight
Freshman Denis Smirnov becomes the fourth Nittany Lion in program history to score three goals in a single game.
... collected a goal on opening night during a 4-2 victory over No. 16 St. Lawrence (Oct. 6) ... registered an assist during a 7-0 victory at Mercyhurst (Oct. 14) ... tallied two goals during a 3-3 overtime draw at No. 3 Notre Dame (Oct. 21) ... registered an assist during a 4-2 victory over Canisius (Oct. 29) ... tallied one goal and an assist in game one and had an assist in game two during a weekend sweep over Niagara (Nov. 3-4) ... recorded an assist in a 6-3 win over Alaska Anchorage (Nov. 11) ... tallied a pair of assists in game one and had the game winning goal in game two in the weekend sweep over Arizona State (Nov. 18-19) ... recorded two assists in game one and had an assist in game two in the weekend sweep over No. 20 Michigan (Dec. 1-2) ...
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16
Accumulated 18 points split evenly between goals (9) and assists (9) in 26 appearances ... Second on the team in power-play goals (5) ... In the lineup, team went 16-7-3, but only 5-8-1 in absence ... Posted five multi-point games including a pair of two-goal games ... Tallied a pair of goals in a loss to Notre Dame (Oct. 16) ... Scored the game-tying goal in a 1-1 tie at Niagara (Nov. 6) ... Scored twice in a 4-0 win vs. Vermont (Nov. 29) ... Added two assists in a 6-1 win over Michigan State (Dec. 5) ... Posted a goal and an assist in a loss to RMU (Dec. 28) ... Scored a short-handed goal in a 4-3 overtime win over Wisconsin (Jan. 15) ... Dished two assists in a 3-2 OT win at Ohio State (Jan. 22) ... Missed final 12 games of the season due to injury (Feb. 5-March 18) ... Named Academic All-Big Ten.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15
Posted career highs in goals (8), assists (13) and points (21), tallying two power play goals, a short-hander and three game-winning goals ... Ranked fifth on the team in goals, sixth in points and assists ... Tied for second on the team in game-winning goals ... Had four multi-point games ... Opened season by registering a point in three straight games, including a power play goal vs. Alaska Anchorage (Oct. 17) ... Tallied two assists in a 7-1 win over Holy Cross (Oct. 26) ... Registered a career-high four-game point streak (Oct. 31-Dec. 29) ... Missed the month of November due to injury, returning to score the game-winning goal at Wisconsin (Dec. 5) ... Tallied first two-goal game and first three-point effort in a 5-4 comeback victory over Northern Michigan (Jan. 23) ... Posted a two-point game on a game-tying goal and assist the next night vs. NMU (Jan. 24) ... Scored the game-winning goal against Wisconsin I(Feb. 7) to clinch the season sweep ... Tallied goals at Ohio State (Feb. 27) and vs. Michigan (March 6), adding an assist against the Wolverines ... Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14
Appeared in 30 games and tied for the team lead with 11 assists ... Tied for fourth on the squad and 16th among Big Ten freshmen with 15 points ... One of five Nittany Lions to record a shorthanded goal (Feb. 21 against Michigan) ... Scored first career goal in a 3-3 tie against RIT Oct. 25 ... Tallied season-best two points in games against Ohio State (Feb. 1/1g, 1a), Michigan (Feb. 21/1g, 1a), Wisconsin (March 7/2a) and Ohio State (March 15/2a) ... Collected a three-game point-scoring streak (2g, 2a) from Feb. 14-21 ... Ended the season with six assists during the last six games ... Tallied a goal and an assist in Penn State's first Big Ten road victory Feb. 21 against Michigan ... Assisted on the game-winning goals against Ohio State (March 15) and Michigan (March 20).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Member of the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for parts of four seasons (2009-13) ... Teammates with Nittany Lion defenseman Mike Williamson and forward David Glen ... In 2012-13, appeared in 42 regular-season games and led Spruce Grove in goals (22) and points (42) ... Helped lead team to the North Division championship ... Added 12 points (7g, 5a) in 16 playoff games ... Named to the Reebok North Division All-League Team and was a finalist for the league's MVP award ... Helped lead Spruce Grove to the 2011 Enerflex Cup as AJHL champions ... Notched 41 points (19g, 22) in 51 regular-season games and compiled three goals and five assists in 10 postseason contests ... In 2010-11, played in 43 regular-season games and accumulated 26 points (9g, 17a) ... Skated in 13 playoff games and collected two goals and three assists ... Played in two games during the 2009-10 season ... Won a silver medal with Team Canada West at the 2012 World Junior "A" Challenge ... Also played for the Sherwood Park Kings and Sherwood Park Squires.
Son of Syl and Sue Richard ... Has two sisters, Amie and Lacie ... Graduated from Vimy Ridge Academy (Alta.) ... Born Feb. 5, 1993 in Edmonton, Alberta.