Penn State Wins Hockey Tourney In 2OT – Big Ten Conference


Penn State Wins Hockey Tourney In 2OT


March 19, 2017


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  • 2017 Big Ten Hockey Tournament Central

    DETROIT, Mich. — The fourth-seeded Penn State Nittany Lions won their second consecutive double-overtime game to capture their first-ever Big Ten Hockey Tournament with a 2-1 win over Wisconsin on Saturday at Joe Louis Arena. Liam Folkes scored his second goal of the game, 6:43 into the second overtime to clinch the conference’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament.

    Freshman goalie Peyton Jones was named the Tournament Most Outstanding Player after he made 51 saves in his second consecutive marathon. Folkes and Erik Autio were also named to the team from the Nittany Lions.

    Folkes opened the scoring with a first-period goal off a feed from Brandon Biro with 4:23 left in the period. Wisconsin tied the game at 1-1 on a Matt Utaski goal with 8:15 left in regulation.

    Penn State, which advanced to the Big Ten Championship game with a double-overtime win over top-seeded Minnesota on Friday night, had the magic touch again on Saturday as Folkes tallied his second of the night for the championship.

    2017 Big Ten All-Tournament Team
    GOALIE: Peyton Jones, Penn State
    DEFENSEMAN: Vince Pedrie, Penn State
    DEFENSEMAN: Erik Autio, Penn State
    FORWARD: Luke Kunin, Wisconsin
    FORWARD: Liam Folkes, Penn State
    FORWARD: David Gust, Ohio State
    MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER: Peyton Jones, Penn State

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