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Sturtz tallies two-goal game; Brooks and Berger turn in multi-point showings
Birthday Berger bags two goals, Olczyk nets game-winner; Skoff makes 43 saves
Five different Nittany Lions tally goals; Eric Scheid tallies first points of the season
Six Nittany Lions score a program-record eight goals; Berger tallies career-high four points, Sturtz pots a pair and Loik tallies three points
Penn State continues its six-game homestand by hosting AIC at Pegula Ice Arena on Friday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (3 p.m.)
Nittany Lions Open Season with 6-1 Win at Canisius // Photos by Tom Wolf Imaging
Men's Ice Hockey vs. RIT 10/25/13
Suited up 31 times, tallying eight points on three goals and five assists … Scored first goal of the season in a 3-1 win over Holy Cross (Oct. 24), followed by a two-assist performance the next game against the Crusaders (Oct. 26) … Tallied a goal in a 4-2 victory over Wisconsin (Dec. 6) to help secure PSU’s first road sweep of a Big Ten foe … Notched second multi-point game of the season vs. Northern Michigan (Jan. 24) to aid PSU’s three-goal comeback in a 5-5 tie … Had the primary assist on David Thompson’s game-winning goal vs. No. 14 Vermont (Jan. 31) at Wells Fargo Center … Accumulated 10 penalty minutes, a minus-two rating and six blocks … Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14
Skated in 32 games ... Tied for 14th among Big Ten freshmen with 12 points (5g, 7a) ... Scored in his first career game against Air Force Oct. 18 ... Secured a trio of three-game point-scoring streaks: Oct. 26-Nov. 8 (1g, 2a), Dec. 6-27 (1g, 3a), Feb. 7-14 (2g, 2a) ... Netted the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory against Sacred Heart Nov. 8 ... Notched a goal and an assist in Penn State's first Big Ten victory against Michigan Feb. 8.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Appeared in 135 regular-season games with the North American Hockey League's Port Huron Fighting Falcons from 2010-13 ... As team captain in 2012-13, skated in 59 regular-season games and led team in points (42) and assists (26) and tied for first in plus/minus (plus-15) and shorthanded goals (2) ... Added team-leading seven points (3g, 4a) in six playoff games ... Participated in the 2013 NAHL Top Prospects Game ... Named Team MVP and earned team's Leadership Award ... In 2011-12, recorded 36 points (8g, 28a) in 59 regular-season games ... Assistant captain ... Helped lead Port Huron to the North Division title ... Notched four points (1g, 3a) in eight playoff games ... Collected four points (1g, 3a) with Port Huron in 17 games in 2010-11 after starting the season with the Amarillo Bulls ... Recorded 10 points (7g, 3a) with Amarillo ... Also played for the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (2009-10), the Philadelphia Little Flyers (2007-09) and Cardinal O'Hara High School (2006-10) ... In 2009-10, helped Cardinal O'Hara to the Flyers Cup championship.
Son of Rick and Denise DeRosa ... Has two sisters, Danielle and Kelli ... Graduated from Cardinal O'Hara High School ... Born Feb. 9, 1992 in Springfield, Pa.
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