Union beats Penn State, 2-0
Wayne Simpson's goal midway through the second period proved to be the game-winner as eighth-ranked Union held off Penn State, 2-0, Saturday at Messa Rink.
Kyle Bodie spotted an open Simpson alone on the right wing. Bodie sent a diagonal pass from the left wing. Simpson corralled the puck, skated to the right circle and fired a shot past goalie Matthew Skoff at 9:35.
Skoff was outstanding for Penn State, which is in its first NCAA hockey Division I season. He had made 42 saves.
Cole Ikkala sealed the deal for Union on an empty-net goal with 14 seconds left.
Union goalie and Niskayuna native Colin Stevens has made 22 saves for his second shutout of the season. His two biggest ones came with 4:20 left in the second. He sprawled to make a stop on a Michael McDonagh shot from the the low slot. Nate Jensen got the rebound and almost got it in, but Stevens swept it away before it crossed the goal line.