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Penn State scores program-record 10 goals to down the Union Dutchmen in Midwest Regional Semifinal
Third-seeded Penn State faces No. 2 Union in their first-ever NCAA Tournament game during the Midwest Regional Semifinals on Saturday afternoon
Freshman Liam Folkes scores twice to down the Badgers, 2-1, in the fourth-annual Big Ten Championship
Four different Nittany Lions scored to help propel fifth-seeded Penn State past No. 5 Michigan and onto the B1G semifinals against Minnesota
For the second time in three weeks the Penn State Nittany Lions will battle the Ohio State Buckeyes in a two-game series
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016-17
Skated in 27 games scoring six goals and adding seven assists for 13 points ... named to the Big Ten Tournament All-Tournament Team ... collected his first collegiate point with an assist on opening night during a 4-2 victory over No. 16 St. Lawrence (Oct. 6) ... had one assist during a 7-0 victory over Mercyhurst (Oct. 14) ... tallied an assist in game one and registered one goal and two assists in game two of the weekend sweep over Arizona State (Nov. 18-19) ... recorded the unassisted game-winning goal in the 6-1 victory over No. 20 Michigan (Dec. 1) ... collected one goal during a 5-2 win over Michigan State (Jan. 13) ... Tallied one assist in a 6-3 loss versus Minnesota (Feb. 17) ... scored the opening goal of the Big Ten Tournament during a 4-1 victory over Michigan (Mar. 16) ... scored both goals including the game-winner in double-overtime in the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin (Mar. 18) ... had an assist in a 10-3 victory over Union in the NCAA Tournament (Mar. 25).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Was a member of the Brockville Braves of the Central Canadian Hockey League (CCHL) over the past two seasons scoring 63 goals and adding 55 assists for 118 points in 109 games ... was named team MVP following the 2014-15 campaign after registering 72 points in 60 games on 37 goals and 35 helpers.
Born February 26, 1996 in Toronto, Ontario to Ali Evanoff and Carl Folkes ... Has a twin brother Tre Folkes ... Father Carl competed in the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in track & field ... Intends to major in business management.
FOLKES ON PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because athletically and academically it has anything and everything anyone would want. Not only is Penn State nationally recognized, but the opportunities are endless with a degree from this University.”