Penn State’s Phillips, Pilewicz using fifth year of NCAA eligibility to return to Nittany Lions in 2021-22


Clayton Phillips and Adam Pilewicz will don the Penn State colours as soon as once more in 2021-22 (Phillips photograph: Craig Houtz; Pilewicz photograph: Mark Selders).

Penn State senior defensemen Clayton Phillips and Adam Pilewicz will return for a fifth season of school hockey with the Nittany Lions for the 2021-22 season.

“I made the choice after the season ended,” Phillips mentioned to “I talked with the coaches, my mother and father and Pittsburgh (Penguins). I like this place and really feel like we’ve some unfinished enterprise.”

Phillips was chosen by the Penguins within the third spherical (93rd total) of the 2017 NHL Draft. He additionally performed at Minnesota from 2017 to 2019 earlier than transferring to Penn State.

“The top of the yr left a bitter style in our mouth,” Pilewicz added. “We felt like we might have carried out extra this yr with the staff we had.”

Through the 2020-21 season, Phillips collected three objectives and 7 factors in 20 video games, whereas Pilewicz was held pointless in 12 video games.

Penn State misplaced 4-3 in additional time to Wisconsin in a Huge Ten match semifinal again on March 15.


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