UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Junior Jimmy Dowd Jr. (Point Pleasant, Beach, N.J.) tallied the eventual game-winning target whilst including an help to assist carry Penn State to a, 5-3, victory over Canisius within the season opener for each groups on Friday night time inside of Pegula Ice Arena.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Penn State (1-0-0) opened the scoring making the most of its 2nd of back-to-back powerplay probabilities as senior Ashton Calder (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.) jammed house a rebound within the crease after junior Jimmy Dowd Jr.’s (Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.) preliminary shot used to be became apart at 11:39 of the primary duration.
- The Nittany Lions prolonged their lead just below two mins later as senior Ture Linden (Great Falls, Va.) and sophomore Ryan Kirwan (DeWitt, N.Y.) used a powerful forecheck alongside the a long way part wall inflicting a turnover and the previous discovered the latter on the a long way publish for the straightforward end and 2-0 lead on the 13:27 mark.
- Canisius (0-1-0) lower the deficit in part early within the 3rd duration with a power-play tally of its personal as J.D. Pogue slipped the puck previous junior Liam Souliere (Brampton, Ontario) on the finish of a series the place the Nittany Lion net-minder made 4 superb saves previous to the target on the 2:45 mark of the overall body.
- Penn State regained the two-goal edge as Dowd Jr. used to be the beneficiary of an attractive passing show via Kirwan and Linden giving him a yawning internet for the 3-1 rating at 8:35 of the 3rd duration.
- The Nittany Lions then driven the result in 3 as senior Connor MacEachern (Brooklin, Ontario) completed at the welcome mat off a feed from classmate Connor McMenamin (Collegeville, Pa.) for the 4-1 margin on the 13:29 mark.
- The Golden Griffins did not move away quietly as Kouznetsov tipped any other one via visitors at the powerplay to chop the deficit to 4-2 on the 14:52 mark.
- Senior Kevin Wall (Penfield, N.Y.) sealed the victory with a 160-foot empty internet tally for the 5-2 ultimate with simply 23 ticks closing within the contest.
Souliere used to be sturdy best night time permitting only a pair of power-play tallies whilst making 34 saves to fortify to 1-0-0 at the yr whilst his counterpart, Jacob Barczewski notched 40 saves within the defeat.
- Penn State improves to 7-3-1 all-time in season opening contests and stay unbeaten in such contests at Pegula Ice Arena with a 6-0-1 mark together with five-straight victories.
- The Nittany Lions held the 45-36 edge in photographs on target whilst going 1-for-3 at the man-advantage. Canisius went 2-for-3 at the powerplay.
- Penn State is now 5-1-0 all-time in six video games towards the Golden Griffins.
- Four Nittany Lions had multi-point efforts on Friday night time as Linden, Dowd Jr., Kirwan and MacEachern every factored in on a couple of targets.
- Linden secured his first multi-point effort as a Nittany Lion and the fifteenth of his profession with a couple of assists giving him an excellent 80 issues for his profession.
- Both Kirwan and Dowd Jr. added multi-point efforts of their very own with one target and one help every registering the 7th and 9th in their respective careers.
- With his first duration help, Dowd strikes right into a tie with teammate and captain Paul DeNaples (Moscow, Pa.) for 8th at the Penn State all-time help record for defensemen with 27 for his profession whilst his 33 issues are only one again of DeNaples for the 8th amongst defensemen all-time.
- MacEachern added one target and one help to safe his first multi-point effort this season and the tenth of his profession whilst extending his point-streak to a few video games.
- Sophomore Ben Schoen (Maumee, Ohio) amassed the secondary help on MacEachern’s target to increase his point-streak that carries over from the tip of remaining season to a career-best 4 video games.
- Penn State is now 42-15-2 all-time towards Atlantic Hockey groups whilst making improvements to to 40-14-4 within the month of October and 93-1-2 all-time when scoring 5 or extra targets.
Q: Canisius performed a in point of fact competitive taste on offense right through all the sport, does that get ready you for long term combatants?
A: Yeah, they had been that approach remaining yr. They’re very competitive. I would not simply say offensively. I feel they are very, very sturdy, large, tricky group and that is the reason how they are a success and so they had been once more this night. You’re going to get large, sturdy guys on this league, clearly. And I really like the way in which they play. They’re all the time superb. They’re going to be superb once more this yr. And in case you take note, remaining yr, we performed and we misplaced the primary sport. Obviously, I feel we are a little bit extra ready to maintain that physicality. I assumed we did a gorgeous excellent activity of it.
Q: Souliere had 34 saves, discuss his efficiency.
A: I feel it used to be a little bit bit ignored originally of the sport. I do not know if it used to be nerves, I do not know what it used to be. But we let up a few grade A alternatives and he used to be in point of fact sharp early within the first after which we performed neatly the second one part of the primary duration. It used to be in point of fact excellent that he used to be targeted from the beginning. I assumed he used to be superior from the beginning.
Q: [Ashton] Calder and [Ture] Linden each helped you place some issues at the board this night. What do it’s important to say about their debut this night?
A: I assumed it used to be very good. I’m hoping they’d a good time. I assumed the Roar Zone used to be nice, so I’m certain they in point of fact loved it. It used to be great to look [Ashton] Calder get that first one and have fun with them. Obviously, you mentioned self belief, and when you’ve got two guys that you recognize are rather constructive that they are going to can help you. We did numerous homework on their personality, however to look them be one of these large section offensively proper from the beginning, it is in point of fact great.
Q: Is there anything else you wish to have to look carried over into day after today night time at the defensive aspect of the puck, what would that be?
A: I assumed we had been rather competitive, a minimum of after we had been recent. I don’t believe we gave them numerous room. I feel the possibilities they were given will have came about from bobbled pucks or bouncing pucks however I preferred our aggressiveness. We no doubt did not sit down again. I really like that. This is our first sport, so we no doubt have to scrub issues up positioning smart, however I do like our mentality. We did a gorgeous excellent activity of being competitive ourselves, I really like that. But we clearly have to scrub up positioning and our exits the place we flip over pucks.
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