Player Spotlight: Alex Limoges
Alex Limoges took the college hockey world by storm last year. He led the nation in points with 50 - a program record-and his stellar play, as a whole, was enough to make him a Hobey Baker Award nominee.
Now a junior, Limoges has had a relatively slow start to the team’s 2019-2020 campaign. While it’s obviously very difficult to replicate last year’s success, Limoges has stepped up in other areas, particularly in his role as a leader for the program. This leadership spans beyond the ice and is perhaps most notable in his recent efforts to get the team to partake in Movember: A month-long event intended to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues by growing out mustaches.
“I thought it was a really cool idea,” Limoges said. “I talked to the guys, and everybody was really interested. It’s a great cause for guys, obviously, and to raise money [for it]--that’s so important.”
Thanks to Limoges’s friend, Notre Dame defenseman Tory Dello, Movember has turned into a competition across all of Big Ten hockey to see which team can raise the most money by month’s end. At the time of this article, Penn State has a hefty lead, with roughly $7,000 dollars raised and Limoges leading the team in donations.
Limoges is undeniably the leading fundraiser, but the question of who has the best mustache on the team is up for debate. After some deep thought, the star forward willingly gave the nod to Liam Folkes in that contest.
Mustaches aside, Penn State has a pivotal series against Minnesota this weekend, already taking the first game. The Nittany Lions have dominated Minnesota as of late, winning eight of their last 10 against the Golden Gophers prior to this weekend. Despite Penn State’s success in the matchup’s recent history, Limoges still anticipates a competitive and exciting showdown.
“We need to play our game and be physical and fast, as well,” Limoges said. “I think it’s going to be a good matchup. They’re young and they’re skilled, so I think it’ll be pretty fun hockey to watch.”
Alex Limoges and the Nittany Lions take on Minnesota again on Saturday at 8 p.m.
Connor Griffin is a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email email@example.com.
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