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Liz Tuorinsky


Sophomore - Defense
Mt. Arlington, NJ
New Jersey Rockets

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2016-17: The team's leading scorer among defensemen (and second overall), Tuorinsky generated plenty of offense, mostly through her heavy shot, either directly or by generating rebounds and deflections. Appropriately enough, two goals and five assists of her three and eight overall came on the power play. She had a pair of multi-point outings, both against Northeastern, including a hand in both Penn State goals during a 2-1 win on November 20, 2016. The Mr. Hyde to frequent defense partner Kelly Watson's Dr. Jekyll, Tuorinsky bested her team single-season record for penalty minutes, set as a freshman, with 68. Ten of those minutes came on a misconduct against Liberty on January 27, 2017 while the remainder added up on 29 minor infractions.

2015-16: Tuorinsky emerged as one of the Lady Ice Lions' top players as a rookie, a threat both with her cannon of a shot and her heavy physical game on the other side of the puck - the latter aspect contributing to a team-record 48 penalty minutes, shattering the mark of a very similar player in Tara Soukup. All four of Tuorinsky's goals came against ACHA National Tournament-qualifying teams: Rhode Island on November 13, 2015, Massachusetts on January 9 and 10, 2016 and Liberty on February 14, 2016. The second of that quartet was particularly noteworthy, as it capped a rally from a 3-1 third-period deficit to tie the Minutewomen with 1:46 left in regulation, leading to an eventual overtime win. Tuorinsky also was crucial to the 3-2 goal in that game, collecting an assist when Darby Kern deflected one of her trademark drives into the UMass net.

Prior to Penn State: Tuorinsky largely came up through boys hockey, playing for the New Jersey Freeze Tier II program and for Roxbury High School in Succasunna, NJ. With the latter, she earned the female Heart of the Gael Award for her class year of 2015 and helped the squad to a 23-19-4 two-year record along with a pair of state playoff bids in 2013-14 and 2014-15. The sturdy defender also played girls hockey for the New Jersey Rockets Tier I U19 team in 2014-15, along with classmate Caitlin Costello, helping the Atlantic District power qualify for the USA Hockey national championships.

Personal: Elizabeth Victoria Tuorinsky was born on February 25, 1997 in Hackettstown, NJ to Al and Linda Tuorinsky and has one brother, Alex. The animal science major and aspiring veterinarian was a National Honor Society member in high school.

Career Statistics:
Season GP G A Pts. PIM PP SH GW
2015-16
26
4
6
10
48
1
0
0
2016-17
24
3
8
11
68
2
0
0
Career
50
7
14
21
116
3
0
0