Tuesday, January 25, 2011


The roster depth of the Penn State Icers was on full view this past weekend as the Icers swept both ends of the home-and-home series with West Chester, despite the absence of Tim O'Brien and Eric Steinour and injuries to Taylor Cera and Kevin Miller.

Assistant coach Josh Hand got solid efforts from everyone in the lineup in Friday's 7-1 win at West Chester and Saturday's 4-2 victory at home.

Leading the way were a pair of freshmen. Michael McDonagh recorded his first hat trick as an Icer on Friday, while playing a physical game at both ends of the rink.

Mathew Madrazo backstopped the team to the two wins, allowing 3 goals (1 even strength) on 61 shots to extend his record to 7 wins and 4 losses.

The Icers are masters of their own destiny, starting with this weekend's road trip to take on the #4 Delaware Blue Hens. Needless to say, the top to bottom effort has to continue on the Olympic ice surface at the Rust Arena.

The Icers have shown they can beat their long-time rival, skating to a 4-0 victory at the Greenberg on Dec. 3. Madrazo recorded the shutout, but the Hens turned the tables of Saturday, sending Mathew to the bench after giving up 5 goals on 20 shots.

1 comment:

  1. Good to see the freshman step up bodes well for the future!