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Penn State faces a top-ranked team for the first time in program history on Friday before ending Minnesota road trip vs. St. Cloud State on Saturday
Nittany Lions down Western University in exhibition contest at Pegula Ice Arena
Nittany Lions welcome CIS member Western University to Pegula Ice Arena for exhibition game, admission is free
Brandwene brings in heralded third signing class to Hockey Valley
Appeared in the Nittany Lions’ nine October contests at defense ... Recorded one shot each in wins over St. Cloud State (10/4), at Union (10/17) and against Princeton (10/26) ... Made four blocks, two of which came at Syracuse (10/31).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Member of the Brampton Canadettes this season, lettering for four seasons at Christ The King, serving as captain her senior year ... In 2012-13 as a member of the Brampton Thunder, scored seven goals and served as an assistant captain ... In 2013-14, played in 15 games with a game-winning goal for Brampton...Scored 16 goals and 11 assists as captain for Christ the King in 2012-13, following 10-point and 17-point seasons in 2010-11 and 2011-12, respectively ... Named Athlete of the Year three times at Christ the King ... Three-sport athlete at CTK, earning four berths in the Ontario High School Association Cross Country Championships and winning a Women's Lacrosse Provincial Championship for the U19 C Division C.
Irene Chrystal Kiroplis was born June 6, 1996 in Mississauga, Ontario ... Parents are Effie and Chris Kiroplis ... Has two younger sisters, Helen and Anna, and a younger brother, George ... Intends to major in kinesiology.
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