Men’s Hockey Defeats Mercyhurst, 4-1, To Complete Series Sweep

ERIE, Pa. – Four other target scorers paced No. 20 Penn State to a 4-1 victory and sequence sweep towards Mercyhurst in non-conference motion on Friday night time on the Mercyhurst Ice Center.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Penn State (4-0-0) opened the scoring for the fourth-straight recreation to begin the season as senior Kevin Wall (Penfield, N.Y.) netted his fourth target in as many video games for the 1-0 edge at 17:16 of the primary length. Wall wiped clean up the rebound via the close to publish after sophomore Ryan Kirwan’s (DeWitt, N.Y.) preliminary shot was once became apart and slipped it previous the suitable pad of Laker goaltender Owen Say.
  • The Nittany Lions prolonged their lead early in the second one length as senior Tyler Gratton (Pottstown, Pa.) wrapped the puck on internet and it got here out to senior Paul DeNaples (Moscow, Pa.) who was once all on my own within the slot and he slotted the puck previous the blocker of Say for the 2-0 margin on the 3:48 mark.
  • Mercyhurst (0-6-0) reduce the deficit in part early within the 3rd length as Rylee St. Onge scored simply 13 seconds right into a powerplay alternative making the ranking 2-1 on the 2:48 mark.
  • Penn State regained the two-goal virtue as junior Christian Sarlo (Lynbrook, N.Y.) intercepted a d-to-d cross on the blueline and skated in on a 2-on-0 rush the place he fed classmate Tyler Paquette (Collegeville, Pa.) for the simple end right into a yawning internet and the 3-1 lead at 13:27 of the 3rd length.
  • Senior Ashton Calder (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.) sealed the victory with a 185-foot empty netter at 18:23 to account for the overall ranking.

GOALTENDING
Junior Liam Souliere (Brampton, Ontario) ran his file to 3-0-0 at the 12 months after preventing 19-of-20 photographs whilst his counterpart, Say, falls to 0-1-0 after a 42-save efficiency in his collegiate debut.

NOTES

  • Penn State held the commanding 46-20 edge in photographs on target giving them a 97-43 margin over the process the sequence. The Nittany Lions went 0-for-1 at the powerplay whilst the Lakers had been 1-for-3 with the man-advantage.
  • The target for DeNaples is the 8th of his profession as he strikes right into a tie for 7th at the Penn State all-time target scoring listing for defensemen.
  • With the secondary lend a hand on DeNaples’ 2d length tally, sophomore Ben Schoen (Maumee, Ohio) extends his career-best level streak, which has carried over from the tip of final season, to seven video games.
  • With a target in his fourth-straight recreation to open the season, Wall has tied his career-long target scoring streak of 4 video games and is only one recreation shy of his career-best level streak of 5 video games.
  • Linden additionally now has issues in each and every of his first 4 video games as a Nittany Lion to tie his career-best level streak and with a minimum of one lend a hand in each and every recreation this season he now has a career-long 4 recreation lend a hand streak.
  • Penn State is now 4-1-0 all-time towards Mercyhurst and 45-15-2 all-time towards Atlantic Hockey groups whilst making improvements to to 43-14-4 within the month of October.
  • With his target DeNaples leaps teammate Jimmy Dowd Jr. (Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.) for 8th at the all-time issues listing for Nittany Lion defensemen with 36 issues.

NEXT UP
Penn State returns house for every other Thursday-Friday sequence subsequent week towards the visiting University of St. Thomas Tommies. Puck drop slated for 7 p.m. each and every night time.

For additional information at the 2022-23 season offered via the Penn State Bookstore: Official Bookstore of Penn State Athletics, discuss with the boys’s hockey web page at GoPSUsports.com or name 1-800-NITTANY Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 

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