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Coach Guy Gadowsky secured the 250th win of his career as the Nittany Lions snap their five game winless streak
The sixth ranked Nittany Lions face one of their toughest tests this season as they travel to Marriucci Arena to battle No. 7 Minnesota for two games
The 11th ranked Nittany Lions are shuout for the first-time in over a year as their 13-gam unbeaten streak is broken in 3-0 loss to No. 11 Ohio State
Five different Nittany Lions found the back of the net as No. 7 Penn State defeated No. 20 Michigan, 5-1, to complete the weekend sweep
Sturtz scores a pair while Smirnov registers a trio of helpers as No. 7 Penn State runs win streak to ten in 6-1 victory of No. 20 Michigan
Men's Ice Hockey vs. RIT 10/25/13
... had a goal in each game during a weekend sweep of Niagara (Nov. 3-4) ... recorded an assist during a 6-3 victory over Alaska Anchorage (Nov. 11) ... tallied an assist on the 4th goal in an 8-0 shut out over Arizona State (Nov. 19) ... recorded an assist in each game during the weekened sweep of No. 20 Michigan (Dec. 1-2) ...
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16
Made 25 appearances with nine points on six goals and three assists ... Tallied two power-play goals and two game-winners ... Ranked second on the team in penalty minutes (43) and tied-second in penalties committed (16) ... Made season-debut in an 8-2 win over Sacred Heart (Nov. 13), scoring a power-play goal ... Scored the opening goal on the power play in a 4-0 win over Vermont (Nov. 29) ... Tallied PSU's opening goal in a 3-2 overtime win over Minnesota (Jan. 9), while posting a plus-2 rating ... Notched a multi-point outing with a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win at Minnesota (Feb. 6) ... Scored the very next game in a 6-1 win at Michigan State (Feb. 12) ... Scored third goal in four games in a 6-1 win over Ohio State (Feb. 19), which was a short-handed, empty-netter ... Named Academic All-Big Ten.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15
Appeared in 16 games after missing the first 16 of the year while recovering from off-season surgery ... Tallied an assist and a minus-two rating ... Made first appearance of the year against Robert Morris (Dec. 29) with a plus-one rating ... Played best hockey of the season down the stretch, tallying an assist at Minnesota (March 14) with a plus-one before earning another plus-one rating against Ohio State (March 19) in the Big Ten Tournament ... Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14
Appeared in 33 games and ranked eighth on the team and 21st among Big Ten freshmen with 11 points (5g, 6a) ... Paced the squad and tied for the Big Ten rookie lead with two game-winning goals ... Tallied an assist in his first career game against Army Oct. 11 ... Notched a season-best two points (1g, 1a) against Wisconsin Dec. 7 ... Twice tallied game-winning markers against Michigan ... Scored the game-winning goal in Penn State's 4-0 victory - its first Big Ten win - against the Wolverines Feb. 8 ... Scored the double-overtime game-winner in the Big Ten quarterfinals against Michigan March 20.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Finished the 2012-13 season with the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League ... Teammates with Nittany Lion defenseman Patrick Koudys ... Appeared in 21 regular-season games and totaled five points (2g, 3a) ... Added one assist in three playoff games ... Began 2012-13 campaign as team captain for the USHL's Des Moines Buccaneers ... Collected 12 points (4g, 8a) in 30 games ... Split time between Des Moines and the Chicago Steel in 2011-12 ... Recorded 13 points (8g, 5a) in 23 games with Chicago and added 12 points (6g, 6a) in 32 games with Des Moines ... Was teammates with Penn State defenseman Connor Varley in Des Moines ... Participated in the 2012 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game ... Served as an assistant captain with Chicago ... In 2010-11, skated in 32 games and collected four goals and six assists ... Also played for Detroit Little Caesars (2009-10).
Son of Brad and Rene Saar ... Father, Brad, was a member of Penn State Football's 1982 national championship team ... Has one sister, Lauren, who plays volleyball at Georgetown ... Graduated from Glenbarb East High School (Ill.) ... Born June 22, 1993 in Cincinnati, Ohio.