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The No. 2 ranked Penn State men's ice hockey team returns from their 34 day winter break as they travel to No. 11 Ohio State for a pair of contests
Freshman Denis Smirnov becomes the fourth Nittany Lion in program history to score three goals in a single game.
Penn State vs. Arizona State marks the first-ever meetings between the nations youngest NCAA Division-I teams
The 12th ranked Penn State Nittany Lions host Alaska-Anchorage for the first-time ever in a weekend set
Smirnov collects his second straight three-point game, Sturtz scores twice, Goodwin nets career point 99 as Nittany Lions roll.
The Nittany Lion men's hockey team fell, 3-1, on Thursday afternoon in the Big Ten Quarterfinals to Ohio State.
Penn State men's hockey played Cornell at Madison Square Garden in the Frozen Apple.
Men's Ice Hockey vs. RIT 10/25/13
AS A REDSHIRT-SENIOR IN 2014-15
Led the team and finished fourth in the Big Ten with a career-high 26 assists, while also scoring seven goals for 33 total points, which was third on the team ... Earned a plus-10 rating, good for third on the team ... Tallied a point in 22 of 30 games played, nothing three separate streaks of four games or more ... Opened the season by tallying a point in the first nine games (Oct. 10-Nov. 15), scoring three goals and dishing 13 assists ...Recorded eight multi-point games, which was second on the team ... Scored two goals and handed out an assist in a 7-1 win over UConn (Oct. 11) ... Had five multi-assist games, beginning with a performance vs. Alaska Anchorage (Oct. 17) and Bentley (Oct. 30) ... Scored a game-tying power-play goal in a 3-2 win over Bentley (Oct. 31) ... Assisted five times in a series split at No. 4 UMass Lowell (Nov. 14-15), including a career-high three helpers in a 4-1 upset win in the Saturday contest, earning Big Ten Third Star of the Week (Nov. 18) ... Scored vs. Michigan (Nov. 22) ... Tallied an assist in four straight games (Jan. 9-23), scoring against Michigan State (Jan. 17) in a 5-2 win with a plus-four rating ... Notched a two-point game with a goal and an assist in a win over Wisconsin (Feb. 6) ... Attempted a program-record 13 shots at Ohio State (Feb. 27) ... Played a hand in each goal in a 5-3 loss at Ohio State (Feb. 28), scoring once and assisting twice with a plus-two rating, suffering a third-period injury that forced a four-game absence.
AS A REDSHIR-JUNIOR IN 2013-14
One of four Nittany Lions to appear in all 36 games ... Totaled 17 points (8g, 9a) ... One of five Nittany Lions with a shorthanded goal ... Ranked eighth in the Big Ten with a .547 faceoff winning percentage ... Assisted on three game-winning goals ... Collected a helper in Penn State's first win at Pegula Ice Arena against Army Oct. 11 ... Garnered a season-high three-game point-scoring streak (3a) Feb. 7-14 ... Netted a goal in Penn State's double-overtime victory against Michigan in the Big Ten quarterfinals March 20 ... Named Academic All-Big Ten.
AS A REDSHIRT-SOPHOMORE IN 2012-13
Appeared in 24 games ... Led team with three game-winning goals in wins against Ohio State (Dec. 29), Michigan State (Jan. 26) and Wisconsin (Feb. 25) ... Ranked third on the squad in goals (9) and shots (72), was fourth in points (17) and tied for fifth in assists (8) ... Finished season with at least one point in nine of his last 10 games ... Scored one goal against AIC Oct. 12 ... Registered an assist against Buffalo State Nov. 3 ... Added an assist against Fredonia State Dec. 11 ... Recorded a team-high eight-game-point scoring streak Dec. 29-Feb. 9 (6g, 6a) ... Notched two-point games four times during that span (Dec. 29 vs. Ohio State - 2g; Jan. 19 vs. Vermont - 1g, 1a; Jan. 26 vs. Michigan State - 1g, 1a; Feb. 9 vs. Alabama Huntsville - 2a) ... Netted two goals, including the game-winning tally, in the season finale against No. 16 Wisconsin Feb. 25.
AS A FRESHMAN AT MERCYHURST IN 2010-11
Skated in 36 games with Mercyhurst College during the 2010-11 season ... Named Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Year and to the league's All-Rookie Team ... Led team with 24 assists and ranked third in points (33) ... Added nine goals.
In 2011-12, appeared in 24 games as a member of Penn State's American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team ... Collected 37 points (12g, 25a) ... In 2009-10, skated in 60 games with the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League ... Ranked second on the team in assists (22) and was tied for second in points (33) ... Participated in the USHL All-Star Game ... Skated in 55 regular-season games with the Omaha Lancers in 2008-09 ... Collected 19 points (8g, 11a) ... Played in three playoff games.
Son of Dayn and Cheryl Holstrom ... Has three siblings, Zack, Taryn and Kristen ... Born April 4, 1990.
2010-11 statistics at Mercyhurst