U-M Topples No. 11 Penn State, Completes Sweep on Senior Night

March 11, 2017

» Senior Zach Nagelvoort made 46 saves -- the second-most in his career -- in his final game at Yost Ice Arena.
» Tony Calderone continued to ride his hot streak, scoring his team-best 15th goal of the season. He has scored in four consecutive games.
» The Wolverines closed the regular season with a home sweep of Penn State for the second year in a row. It is also Michigan's first weekend sweep of the season.

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Yost Ice Arena)
Score: Michigan 4, #11 Penn State 0
Records: U-M (13-18-3, 6-12-2-2 B1G), PSU (21-11-2, 10-9-1-0 B1G)
Attendance: 5,800 (sellout)
Next U-M Event: Thursday, March 16 -- vs. Penn State - Big Ten Tournament (Detroit, Mich.), 8 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Senior goaltender Zach Nagelvoort made 46 saves -- the second-most in his career -- to lead the University of Michigan ice hockey team to a 4-0 upset and weekend sweep of No. 11 Penn State on Senior Night Saturday (March 11) at Yost Ice Arena. The Wolverines will enter next week's Big Ten Tournament with wins in four of their last five games, all four coming against ranked opponents.

Freshman forward Adam Winborg netted two goals to lead the offense, while junior forward Tony Calderone and sophomore defenseman Nicholas Boka added one each. Freshman forward Will Lockwood tallied three assists and sophomore defenseman Joe Cecconi had two.

A chippy first period included two penalties for each team and a goalie interference call that negated a Penn State goal. Midway through the period, Winborg tapped in a Lockwood shot attempt that ricocheted off Penn State goaltender Peyton Jones' pad. The goal, registered with 7:54 remaining in the first period, was Winborg's seventh of the season.

At the halfway point of the second period, Michigan held strong during a five-on-three power play. Nagelvoort went spread eagle to make a magnificent save right as the penalty kill concluded.

At the 18:23 mark of the third, with the puck sitting on the doorstep, Calderone needed just a backhand to find the back of the net for the fifth time in four games. He tapped in the power-play goal off another ripper from Lockwood and doubled the Michigan lead.

The Wolverines added a third tally with 3:13 remaining when Cecconi threw the puck in front of the crease and Winborg was there to clean it up, increasing the lead to 3-0. Moments later, with the Nittany Lions goaltender on the bench for the extra attacker, Boka saucered the puck from his own defensive zone to add Michigan's fourth and final goal.

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The Wolverines will return to action on Thursday (March 16) as they begin Big Ten Tournament play at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. As the No. 5 seed, Michigan will get a rematch with No. 4 seed Penn State in the first round at 8 p.m.

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