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Penn State edges Sacred Heart; Set to face a tough UMass-Lowell squad

Ricky DeRosa’s and Luke Juha’s first period goals proved to be the difference as Penn State narrowly escaped with a 2-1 victory over Sacred Heart last Friday. With the win Penn State improved to 3-3-1 on the season. Juha, who hails from Mississauga, Ontario, tallied his third power play goal of the season and extended his point streak to three games. DeRosa and Tommy Olczyk also extended their point streaks to three games last Friday. The Lions went 1-7 on the power play, while Sacred Heart went 1-8 with the man advantage. Matt Skoff continued his impressive play as he …

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College Hockey Roundup: UMass-Lowell owns Hockey East; Penn State Holds NCAA Attendance Mark

Two weeks ago, the Hockey East conference appeared to be taking shape with the surprise Merrimack Warriors leading the pack. No. 6 Boston College, No. 4 New Hampshire and No. 18 Providence have battled to stay among the conference’s elite throughout the season, but one team written off by many by December 1st has charged to the front of the line. No. 7 UMass-Lowell entered the 2012-2013 campaign with a new, confident swagger after first-year head coach Norm Bazin orchestrated the greatest NCAA Division I turnaround by a rookie skipper. Bazin returned to his alma mater in 2011 in an …