Skoff named Big Ten Second Star of the Week

UNIVERSITY PARK, PARK, Pa. -- After helping Penn State secure its first conference victory with a 32-save shutout against No. 10 Michigan, sophomore goaltender Matthew Skoff (McKees Rocks, Pa.) has been named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday (Feb. 11).

A McKees Rocks, Pa., native, Skoff's performance in net Saturday (Feb. 8) helped earn the program's second victory against a ranked team and first triumph versus a top-10 foe. The goaltender earned his third career shutout and became the first Penn State weekly honoree this season. All three of Skoff's whitewashes have come in 4-0 victories.

Wisconsin goaltender Joel Rumpel earned Big Ten First Star of the Week honors, while Michigan State forward Greg Wolfe was named the conference's third star.

The Nittany Lions (5-18-1, 1-9-0-0 Big Ten) will return to action this weekend when they host Michigan State (8-13-6, 2-5-5-3 Big Ten) at Pegula Ice Arena Feb. 14-15. Friday night's game will air live on BTN at 6:30 p.m., while puck drop Saturday is set for 3:30 p.m. The series finale will broadcast live on ESPNews.

 

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Last Updated February 13, 2014