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The 11th-ranked Nittany Lions begin the first of three straight home series as the welcome the American International College Yellow Jackets for a Thursday-Friday series
Sophomore winger Denis Smirnov was named the Big Ten's Second Star of the Week earning the fifth weekly accolade of his career
The 12th ranked Penn State Nittany Lions host Alaska-Anchorage for the first-time ever in a weekend set
The 19th-ranked Nittany Lions open up a 10-game home stretch to conclude the fall semester as they welcome Canisius College to town on Friday night
Recent graduate Kenny Brooks inked a deal earlier this week with the Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL
Penn State fell to Robert Morris, 4-2, on Monday night at CONSOL Energy Center.
Penn State men's hockey played Cornell at Madison Square Garden in the Frozen Apple.
Men's Ice Hockey vs. RIT 10/25/13
Posted a career-high 20 points in 34 appearances ... Matched career-high with seven goals and posted a personal-best 13 assists ... Posted three multi-point games and three point streaks of three games or more ... Opened season on a career-high five-game point streak (Oct. 10-24) by posting 10 points on three goals and seven assists ... Notched three-point game with a goal and two helpers in a 6-1 win at Canisius (Oct. 10) to earn Big Ten First Star of the Week (Oct. 13) ... Tallied a two-point game vs. Notre Dame (Oct. 17) on a goal and an assist ... Added another three-point game (1g, 2a) in a win over AIC (Oct. 23), which included the eventual game-winner and a plus-3 rating ... Scored in a 5-2 win at Alaska Anchorage (Nov. 20) ... Tallied goals in back-to-back games, notching an empty-netter vs. Princeton (Dec. 11) and scoring against Robert Morris (Dec. 28) ... Scored a power-play tally in a 4-1 win over Wisconsin (Jan. 15) ... Named Academic All-Big Ten.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2014-15
Posted career highs in points (17), assists (11), power-play goals (4) and games played (37) ... Scored six total goals, tied for second on team with four on the power play ... Just one of two Nittany Lions to appear in every game ... Tallied two multi-point games (Oct. 26 vs. Holy Cross, Jan. 24 vs. Northern Michigan) ... Put together a three-game point streak (Oct. 11-18), scoring against Alaska Anchorage (Oct. 17) ... Scored in back-to-back games against Holy Cross (Oct. 26) and Bentley (Oct. 30), tallying a career-high three points against the Crusaders ... Tallied goals against Western Michigan (Dec. 30) and Ohio State (Jan. 10) ... Earned a two-assist game in a 5-4 comeback win over Northern Michigan (Jan. 24) ... Scored the game's opening goal in a 4-3 overtime win over No. 15 Minnesota (Feb. 21) ... Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013-14
Appeared in 28 games and totaled career highs in goals (7) and points (10) ... Tied for fourth on the team with seven goals and ninth with 10 points ... Added first career shorthanded and game-winning goal in Penn State's 4-1, season-opening victory against Army Oct. 11 at Pegula Ice Arena ... One of five Nittany Lions to score a shorthanded goal ... Recorded career-high two points (1g, 1a) against Minnesota Jan. 13 ... Finished the season with four goals and one assist during the last nine games ... Named Academic All-Big Ten.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13
Appeared in 25 games ... Ranked second on the team in plus/minus (plus-7), fourth in goals (5) and sixth in shots (54) ... Finished tied for seventh on the squad with nine points ... Assisted on David Glen's game-winning goal against AIC Oct. 13 ... Scored his first collegiate goal against RIT Oct. 20 ... Recorded an assist against Army Oct. 26 ... Notched a goal against Sacred Heart Oct. 27 ... Extended his point-scoring streak to four games with an assist against Buffalo State Nov. 3 ... Scored goals in back-to-back games against Fredonia State (Dec. 11) and Robert Morris (Dec. 15) ... Added one marker in a 5-4 victory against Ohio State Dec. 29 ... Tallied an assist against Michigan State Jan. 25.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Member of the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League for two seasons (2010-12) ... In 2011-12, appeared in 52 regular-season games and totaled 37 points (17g, 20a) ... Added five points (3g, 2a) in 15 playoff games as Penticton captured the Fred Page (BCHL), Doyle (Pacific champion) and RBC Cups as the Canadian Junior "A" national champions ... Notched 26 points (10g, 16a) in 57 games in 2010-11 ... Added three points (2g, 1a) in nine playoff games ... Helped lead Team Canada West to the 2011 World Junior "A" Challenge title ... Also played for the Vancouver Northwest Giants.
Son of Dan and Brigitte Loik ... Born April 23, 1993.