Penn State swept Minnesota for the first time ever and as a result, will host the Golden Gophers in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament this weekend. The two wins wouldn't be possible without the Lions' man behind the mask, Peyton Jones, and he was named the Big Ten's Second Star of the Week for his efforts. He's Penn State's first honoree since Nate Sucese (Third Star) on Jan. 9, 2018.
Jones stopped 52-of-55 shots (.941 save percentage) and had a 1.51 goals-against average in the two wins. He improved his record to 15-11-4 on the year and improved his .906 save percentage and 2.90 goals-against average.
Jones had a very up-and-down regular season, but by earning the first weekly honor of his sophomore career, it looks like he's hitting his stride just in time to defend his Big Ten Tournament MVP honors.
The Nittany Lions and Peyton Jones will be back in action on Friday, Saturday, and if necessary, Sunday, as they take on Minnesota in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.