Freshman defenseman Zach Uens (Pictured)
Merrimack Falls to Penn State, 7-0

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - The Merrimack College men's hockey team dropped a 7-0 decision to #7/7 Penn State Friday evening at Lawler Rink.

The visitors from Happy Valley were led by a natural hat trick from Liam Folkes, as they scored multiple goals in all three periods on the way to the win.

The Basics

Score: #7/7 Penn State 7, Merrimack 0
Records: Merrimack (2-9-2, 1-4-2 HEAM) | #7/7 Penn State (9-3-1, 4-3-1 BIG 10)
Attendance: 1,961
Game Duration: 2:19

How It Happened

- Folkes scored the first two of his natural hat trick tallies in the first period, as the Nittany Lions went into the first break with a 2-0 advantage.

- Folkes completed the hat trick midway through the second period, before the visitors tacked on two more to take a 5-0 lead into the third.

- The Nittany Lions added two more in the closing stanza to finish off their 7-0 victory.

Notes & Numbers

- Friday marks just the second time all season Merrimack has been shut out. They also didn't register a goal Oct. 19 at RIT.

- Troy Kobryn made the start in the Warrior goal and finished with 23 saves. Jere Huhtamaa came in relief to start the third and had nine stops.

- Ben Brar and Logan Drevitch shared the team lead with three shots on goal.

Up Next

The Warriors stay in North Andover Saturday night to face RPI. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. from Lawler Rink.

Game Summary

Friday, November 29, 2019

Game statistics
39 Shots 16
1 / 3 Power Plays 0 / 3
3 / 6 PIM 3 / 17
11-3-0 Records 2-9-2
Penn State Merrimack
Liam Folkes (6)
1st/6:47  GW
Liam Folkes (7)
Liam Folkes (8)
Kris Myllari (1)
Evan Barratt (4)
Denis Smirnov (5)
Alex Stevens (2)
3rd/18:05 PP
Penn State Merrimack
Oskar Autio
60:00, 16 Saves, 0 GA
(W, 1-1-0)
Troy Kobryn
40:00, 23 Saves, 5 GA
(L, 1-4-1)

Jere Huhtamaa
20:00, 9 Saves, 2 GA