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Penn State used seven different goal scorers and multi-point efforts from five players to secure a 7-5 victory against AIC during its home opener
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
The seventh-ranked Gophers avoided being swept at home in a Big Ten series for the first time by defeating No. 11 Penn State, 6-3, at Mariucci
Penn State improves to 4-1 all-time in Big Ten Conference openers
Penn State eyes a strong start in conference play against a strong opponent in an arena they haven't had much success
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016-17
Started 36 games compiling a 23-10-2 record with a .904 save percentage and a 2.60 goals against average ... his 23 wins are a Penn State single-season record ... named the Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player and to the All-Tournament Team ... earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention and All-Freshman team accolades ... notched his first collegiate victory with a 28 save effort during a 4-2 win over No. 16 St. Lawrence on opening night (Oct. 6) ... stopped 20 shots to secure his first collegiate shutout during a 7-0 victory over Mercyhurst (Oct. 14) ... named Big Ten Third Star of the Week (Oct. 18) ... stopped 30 pucks during a 3-3 overtime draw against No. 3 Notre Dame (Oct. 21) ... made 26 saves during a 3-2 overtime victory at No. 3 Notre Dame (Oct. 22) ... named Big Ten First Star of the Week (Oct. 25) ... stopped 21 pucks during a 4-1 victory over Canisius (Oct. 28) ... collected 19 saves during a 4-2 win against Canisius (Oct. 29) ... stopped 20 pucks during a 5-1 victory over Niagara (Nov. 4) ... stopped 36 of 40 shots during a weekend sweep of Alaska-Anchorage (Nov. 11-12) ... collected 22 saves during a 7-4 victory over Arizona State (Nov. 18) ... made 28 saves during a 6-1 victory over No. 20 Michigan (Dec. 1) ... stopped 22 pucks to pick up a victory over No. 20 Michigan and complete the sweep (Dec. 2) ... was named Big Ten First Star of the Week (Dec. 6) ... collected 24 saves on the road against No. 11 Ohio State to secure a victory and series split (Jan. 7) ... had 49 total saves during a weekend sweep against Michigan State (Jan. 13-14) ... had 57 total saves including a 30 save performance during a road sweep at Wisconsin (Feb. 10-11) ... had 36 saves during a shutout victory over Wisconsin (Mar. 4) ... stopped 30 shots during a 4-1 victory over Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament (Mar. 16) ... collected 37 saves in a 4-3 double-overtime victory against Minnesota in the Big Ten semifinals (Mar. 17) ... had a career-high 51 saves in a 2-1 victory over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship (Mar. 18) ... stopped 22 shots in a 10-3 win against Union in the NCAA Tournament (Mar. 25).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Was a member of the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League (USHL) from 2014-2016 … appeared in 63 games between the pipes securing a 25-25-7 overall record including five shutouts … led the Stars to the playoffs in 2015-16 after going 19-11-3 with a .922 save percentage and a 2.34 goals against average.
Born February 14, 1996 in Langhorne, Pa. to Regina and Thomas Jones … has two younger brothers, Nolan and Andrew, and a younger sister Liana … younger brother Nolan was drafted in the second round of the 2016 Major League Baseball First-year Player Draft by the Cleveland Indians at number 55 overall … Undecided on a major, but is pursuing Business.
JONES ON PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because of the outstanding classroom experiences, the rich traditions of success and to learn from the expertise of Coach Gadowsky and the rest of the coaching staff.”