Player Spotlight: Oskar Autio

Audio/Story posted December 6, 2019 in CommRadio, Sports by Jordan Hession

After losing to Ohio State on Nov. 23, Penn State looked to its backup goaltender Oskar Autio to step into the crease for the opening game of the Turkey Leg Classic. The 20-year-old Finnish goaltender rebounded from his last start in the 4-0 loss versus Alaska Fairbanks on Oct. 18 by shutting out Merrimack on 16 shots, achieving his first win and shutout of his collegiate career.

“It feels really good to get the first one out of the way,” Autio said. “It’s big for me, but at the end of the day, the most important thing is the team got a win.”

Playing behind starter Peyton Jones, Autio acknowledges that when he is called on by head coach Guy Gadowsky, he needs to perform.

“For me, it’s just trying to have a positive mindset and just trying to, every day, show up to the rink with a smile on my face,” Autio said.

With an amazing performance in net against Merrimack, Autio didn’t forget about the impressive offensive and defensive performance in front of him.

“We barred down and played really well defensively all night, so it helped me out a lot,” Autio said.

Oskar Autio and the Nittany Lions will travel to Ann Arbor to take on the Michigan Wolverines for a weekend series, beginning Friday, Dec. 6, at 8:30 p.m.


Jordan Hession is a junior majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email

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Jordan Hession is a junior from Annapolis, Maryland majoring in broadcast journalism. Jordan is the co-host of CommRadio’s longest running live radio show The Sin Bin with Kyle Cannillo. In the summer of 2020, Jordan interned at SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio as a sports programmer. When Jordan is not discussing sports, he is writing various articles for collegiate and professional sports leagues and teams. Jordan has a love for all sports but has a genuine passion to spread ice hockey and baseball globally. Away from broadcast journalism, Jordan enjoys lifting weights and cooking. Jordan’s role models in the broadcast journalism industry include Doc Emrick, Gary Thorne and Mike Lange. In the future, Jordan sees himself working as a producer or host in sports talk radio and potentially television. To contact Jordan, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).