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#11 MHKY Stung by Yellow Jackets in overtime, 3-2

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Oct. 20, 2017

Box Score


3-3-0 (1-1-0 B1G)
1-5-1 (0-2-1 AHC)

1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
#11 Penn State 1 0 1 0

2

AIC 0 1 1 1

3

 

October 20, 2017 | Pegula Ice Arena | 6,149

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SHOTS 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
#11 Penn State 12 9 10 0

31

AIC
7 10 5 2

24

POWER PLAY 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
#11 Penn State
1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

1-2

AIC 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0

0-2

GOAL SUMMARY
Team Scoring Pd. Time
PSU
Cole Hults (2) - PP
Smirnov (5), Autio (5)
1 8:58
AIC Brennan Kapcheck (2)
Kocur (4), Pike (1)
2 14:11
PSU
Nate Sucese (2)
Smirnov (6), Hamilton, T. (4)
3 8:04
AIC
Dominik Florian (2)
Dudley (2), DeBrincat (1)
3 11:59
AIC
Darius Davidson (2)
Fladeby (2)
OT 3:47

GOALTENDERS Min GA SV
PSU

Chris Funkey (L, 0-1-0)

63:47

3

21

AIC

Zackarias Skog (W, 1-3-1)

Empty Net 

63:34

0:13

2

0

29

0

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The No. 11 Penn State Nittany Lions dropped a tough, 3-2, decision in overtime to American International College in non-conference action to close out the season series this evening from Pegula Ice Arena.

The loss drops the Nittany Lions to 3-3-0 on the year while AIC improves to 1-5-1 overall.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Penn State opened the scoring with help of great puck cycling during the man-advantage as freshman Cole Hults (Stoughton, Wis.) was the beneficiary of a pair of fantastic passes from sophomore Denis Smirnov (Moscow, Russia) and senior Erik Autio (Espoo, Finland) and his one-timer found the back of the net for his second goal in as many nights and the 1-0 lead at 8:58.
  • The Yellow Jackets got even at 14:11 of the second period as Brennan Kapcheck fired home a rebound off Joel Kocur’s initial bid for the 1-1 tie heading into the intermission.
  • The Nittany Lions grabbed the lead back as sophomore Nate Sucese (Fairport, N.Y.) fired a wrist shot that was deflected by an AIC stick and beat Jacket goaltender Zackarias Skog over the right shoulder for the 2-1 edge at 8:04 of the third period. Smirnov and senior Trevor Hamilton (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.) added the assists.
  • AIC wouldn’t quit showing resiliency for the second consecutive night as Dominik Florian was able to slip the puck in at 11:59 of the third period for the 2-2 tie as the game trickled into overtime.
  • Darius Davidson was the hero for the Jackets as he found himself in on a breakaway in the extra session and he didn’t miss for the 3-2 victory at 3:47.

GOALTENDING

Junior Chris Funkey (Orland Park, Ill.) stopped 21 shots in his first start this season and as he falls to 0-1-0 on the year. Skog collected 29 saves and improves to 1-3-1 with the victory.

NOTES

  • PSU held the 31-24 advantage in shots while going 1-for-2 with the man-advantage and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.
  • Penn State has now recorded at least one power-play goal in all six games this season.
  • Smirnov extends his point-streak to five games with a pair of assists, but his four-game goal streak is snapped.
  • Junior Andrew Sturtz (Buffalo, N.Y.) was kept off the scoresheet this evening snapping his three-game goal/point streak.
  • Hults extends his career-best point-streak to four games and has now scored a goal in back-to-back contests.
  • AIC improves to 2-4-0 all-time against Penn State with the victory.

NEXT UP

Penn State remains at home next week as they resume Big Ten play by hosting Michigan for a pair of contests on Friday and Saturday evening.

 


 

 

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