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Burger King Outstanding Student Athlete: Penn hockey's Tyler Lindzy

WSBT 22

Last week, the Penn hockey club represented Indiana in the national high school championships. The Kingsmen were led by a strong senior class this season, which includes a prolific scoring forward in Tyler Lindzy. He is this week's WSBT 22 outstanding student athlete.

Like many young hockey players, Lindzy patterned his game after an NHL star, but in this case he grew up watching him firsthand.

"Probably Bryan Rust. He's fast, I had season tickets, watched him (at Notre Dame) a lot," Lindzy said.

Rust has grown into a standout for the PIttsburgh Penguins, and Lindzy, a leader for the Kingsmen hockey club who scored 31 goals in 38 regular season games.

"Tyler's a very diverse player.," said Penn coach Max Keagle. "He brings a lot to our offense and defense. He works hard up and down the ice, and he scores when it matters."

Nowhere was that more evident than in the national tournament last week. Lindzy scored five times in Penn's three pool play games helping the Kingsmen play their way into the quarterfinals and a top seven national finish.

"Not many teams can keep up with us. Speed wins games," Lindzy said.

Lindzy doesn't just win on the ice but in the classroom and in life too. He was honored with the high school Hobey Baker award given to the player that exemplifies sportsmanship and character.

"He's a good kid. Strong academically. A leader on and off the ice," said Keagle.

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