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Penn State Hockey: Barratt Picks Up First-Team Honors

by on March 19, 2019 7:14 PM

Penn State hockey sophomore forward Evan Barratt is one of three Nittany Lions to pick up Big Ten honors. The conference announced a slew of accolades on Tuesday afternoon.

Among the honorees, Barratt was named to the first-team all Big Ten unit while Brandon Biro and Cole Hults were both named honorable mentions. Penn State will face Bobby Nardella of Notre Dame, another first-team honoree, this weekend in the Big Ten title game.

For Barratt, he becomes the fourth Nittany Lion in program history and the second forward to make the First-Team joining Casey Bailey (2014-15), Vince Pedrie (2016-17) and Trevor Hamilton (2017-18). The sophomore paced the team with 11 goals during Big Ten regular season games while adding 14 assists for 25 points in 19 games played. Barratt’s 1.32 points per game during conference games was second only to Michigan State’s Taro Hirose who average 1.42 points per game in league play. Of note, Barratt has missed seven games this season between injury and international play.

Overall this season, the sophomore ranks second on the team with 43 points on 16 goals and 27 assists while his 1.39 points per game leads the Big Ten and ranks tied for third nationally. Barratt’s 11-game point-streak and seven-game goal streak from earlier this season are also Penn State records.

Biro earns the first postseason honor of his career after leading the team with 27 points during Big Ten play on 10 goals and 17 assists in 22 games played. Overall, the junior ranks fourth on the team with a career-high 39 points on 16 goals and 23 assists.

Hults also earns his first career postseason accolade after finishing conference play third among Big Ten defensemen with 18 points on four goals and 14 assists in 24 games played. The sophomore is also having himself a career year with 28 points overall, the third most by a defenseman for a single-season in program history while his 22 assists are tied for the second-most in a single-season by a Penn State blue-liner.

Senior Chase Berger was named the team’s sportsmanship award honoree.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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