Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Penn State Hockey

Penn State Men’s Hockey Advances to Big Ten Semifinals

Photo by Penn State Athletics

The Penn State men’s hockey team defeated rival Ohio State in a three-game series this past weekend, to advance past the quarterfinals and into the conference semifinals this upcoming weekend. It was the first time a school in the Big Ten won a quarterfinal series on the road.

Notable performances for Penn State include Dylan Ludgris, who scored the game-winning goal with 13:07 remaining. Kirwan Berger’s goal in the second period tied him with Chase Berger’s 2019 season with the sixth-most goals (13) by a Freshman in program history and fifth-most points (26). Goaltender Liam Souliere made 23 saves on the night and has now allowed two goals or less in seven of his last ten starts.

It’s a big win for the program as despite finishing the regular season with a losing 15-18-1 overall record and an even worse 6-17-1 conference record, they manage to make their seventh straight conference semifinals. They’ve now made eight in school history, the most in the Big Ten. Their 13-8-0 playoff record is also the most playoff wins by a Big Ten school in conference history.

Penn State is set to face No. 2 Minnesota this upcoming weekend for their semifinal match-up on Saturday at 9:00 p.m. EST.

More from Nittany Sports Now

College Football

0 A former Penn State staffer is out at Florida. As first reported by Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, Florida partnered ways with co-defensive...

Big Ten

1 Now that it appears the dust has settled, it’s time to full unpack everything concerning the Michigan scandal. Mike Asti talks with Gregg...


0 Penn State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz was recently one of 57 coaches named a Broyles Award— presented annually to the nation’s top assistant coach—...

Penn State Football Recruiting

2s Penn State has offered the son of one of the school’s legends. LaVar Arrington was one of the best players in Penn State history....