No. 4 Men’s Hockey Finds Difficulty in the Princeton Tigers

No. 4 Men’s Hockey Finds Difficulty in the Princeton Tigers

No. 4 Penn State Men’s Hockey (16-4-2, 5-2-1) hit the road this past weekend to face off against the Princeton Tigers in Philadelphia.

An exciting first period erupted right from the puck drop as multiple goals were scored by both teams.

Andrew Sturtz (Buffalo, N.Y.) wasted no time, scoring the first goal of the game just 50 seconds into the first as he skated down the ice and used a backhanded shot to place the puck in the upper left corner behind the netminder.

Princeton, however, returned the favor less than a minute later as they skated into our defensive zone and snuck one behind Nittany Lion goaltender Peyton Jones (Langhorne, Pa.).

The Tigers struck again just before the 10-minute mark to give themselves a 2-1 lead.

Captain David Goodwin (Des Peres, Mo.) kept Penn State alive with a goal just before the 11-minute mark that was quickly followed up by a goal from Kris Myllari (Kanata, Ontario) on a wrist shot to end the period with Penn State in the lead, 3-2.

This three-goal streak in one period marks the tenth time Penn State hockey has notched three goals in one period this season.

Another Sturtz goal was the sole point in the second period, with the New Yorker finding the net just before the 15-minute tally on a rebound.

Unfortunately, Princeton capitalized on multiple chances in the third period, scoring three goals to give them the winning edge at the 19th minute of the third.

Jones made 36 saves for the Blue and White as Penn State outshot Princeton 47-41.

The Nittany Lions travel to Minnesota next weekend to take on the Golden Gophers at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Saturday’s game will be aired on BTN, so be sure to tune in and support your team in this Big Ten competition!